A truly terrible Disney sitcom called Shake It Up included a throwaway line suggesting that open source code has viruses in it. Now some on Reddit think Disney is trying to discourage future generations from using or developing open source code. BetaBeat says:
But why would Disney want kids to think that open source is evil? The hope that they’ll grow up believing in patents and copyright and thus not illegally download episodes of Shake It Up seems like a rather tenuous argument.
More than likely, the writers of the show just had no idea what “open source” actually means. It’s a buzzword that, when uttered by a nerdy-looking little kid, sounds like believable computer speak.
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