Trend Micro Sues Barracuda Over Open Source Anti-Virus
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Tue Jan 29 20:53:15 GMT 2008
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Having had a quick flick through the patent itself, it does not appear
to apply to my design of MailScanner, as it's not a proxy server in any
But it does affect just about every other system on the planet. This
really should never have been allowed as a patent. Fortunately the EU
doesn't have software patents, so they couldn't come after me even if
they wanted to, or could :-)
These guys really are low-life pond weed.
Nigel Kendrick wrote:
> "Anti-virus firm Trend Micro is suing Barracuda Networks over their use of
> the open source anti-virus product ClamAV. The issue is Trend Micro's patent
> on 'anti-virus detection on an SMTP or FTP gateway'. Companies like Symantec
> and McAfee are already paying licensing fees to Trend Micro."
> Just in case you missed it on Slashdot.
> Nigel Kendrick
> IT Associate
> Pet Doctors Ltd
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