Trend Micro Sues Barracuda Over Open Source Anti-Virus

Stephen Swaney steve at
Tue Jan 29 22:44:02 GMT 2008

Julian Field wrote:
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> But actually, having read the patent a bit more, does it affect 
> MailScanner theoretically? I can't tell, the legalese is so horrible to 
> understand.
> It doesn't affect MailScanner practically, as it's a US patent and so I 
> am totally out of their jurisdiction.
> Julian Field wrote:
>> * PGP Signed: 01/29/08 at 20:53:25
>> 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 form.
>> 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.
Agreed. So I just registered I don't yet know 
what I'd do with the domain name name but I don't think I'll ever buy or 
recommend Trend Micro products.

Any ideas on what to do with the domain, please let me know :)


Steve Swaney
steve at

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