Trend Micro Sues Barracuda Over Open Source Anti-Virus

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----- "Julian Field" <MailScanner at> wrote:

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Hugo van der Kooij wrote:
> But in fact it does not matter what scanner you use. The way they put it
> any viruscanner called upon by MailScanner is a violation of the patent
> as well.
But MailScanner is not written in the US. Remember I live in the EU, 
where software patents don't exist. So it doesn't violate anything, as 
there is nothing to violate.

> So if Trend Micro can get away with this then we are all up
> against the legal wall as well.
Oh no we're not...


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Would it have the potential to effect FSL in America though ?

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