Trend Micro Sues Barracuda Over Open Source Anti-Virus

Julian Field MailScanner at
Tue Jan 29 22:13:41 GMT 2008

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Scott Silva wrote:
> 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.
But they pay with their soul...


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