Did Untangle blow the call?

Most surprising to many was that ClamAV was rated highly while Watchguard, which uses the ClamAV engine, flunked. Then ClamAV was bought and tongues started wagging.

Rob Styles from ESPN
My soccer fan-daughter was furious yesterday.

We were watching Chelsea-Liverpool. Referee Rob Styles made a bad call which cost Liverpool the game. (Picture from ESPN.)

Those are the breaks, I figured, but daughter was having none of it. Apparently the game's authorities agreed, suspending Styles for a game.

The recent Untangle Fight Club is coming in for a similar storm of criticism, with Untangle's Dirk Morris in the Styles role. Did he blow the call?

Most surprising to many was that ClamAV was rated highly while Watchguard, which uses the ClamAV engine, flunked.

Then ClamAV was bought and tongues started wagging.

To his credit Morris defended himself, on his blog, in public. He said the Watchguard results were a surprise, but he tinkered with the set-up for hours, asked for help from the audience, and the results are what they are.

Then, in a later comment he added, Congrats to ClamAV on the sourcefire deal! Sorry to say, Dirk, but that would be like Styles telling the Chelsea manager he had a great game plan.

Morris then added a new post saying that the test wasn't that serious, it was just a way to get discussion going, yadda-yadda-yadda.  Well, Chelsea-Liverpool was a bit like an April Mets-Braves game, but they all count in the standings.

Dirk Morris can be glad he doesn't make his living doing anti-viral shootouts.