Trend Micro Sues Barracuda Over Open Source Anti-Virus

Scott Silva ssilva at
Tue Jan 29 22:06:12 GMT 2008

on 1/29/2008 1:41 PM Rose, Bobby spake the following:
> But wouldn't MailScanner be more closely aligned as a MUA and not a MTA.
> If the patent applies to the MTA handing the message off to a scanner
> then that would apply to sendmail milters and such.  Hell, it could even
> be applied to SpamAssassin in a milter setup.
> Trend Micro should review how well indefensible patent suits have worked
> out for Sun
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at
> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Hugo
> van der Kooij
> Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 4:08 PM
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Re: Trend Micro Sues Barracuda Over Open Source Anti-Virus
> dnsadmin wrote:
> | Any good, dead lawyer jokes, anybody?
> Perhaps we should put layers to good use and let them sue Osama in
> person.
> 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. So if Trend Micro can get away with this then we are all up
> against the legal wall as well.
> Hugo.
But win or lose, the lawyers still get paid.

MailScanner is like deodorant...
You hope everybody uses it, and
you notice quickly if they don't!!!!

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