After reading all the blog posts, mailing list and personal mail concerning my post yesterday (Did SoftScan, Sophos and Panda rip off my blog?) I think I need to apologize to two of the companies involved.
As I mention in the updated post both SoftScan and Sophos explain that it's a conincidence and since I have no evidence that they copied stuff from this blog (even though it appeared on the front page of Slashdot before their PR), I think I owe them an apology. It probably would have been prudent of me to restrict yesterday's posting to just Panda and ignore SoftScan and Sophos.
*bows head in shame*