Trend Micro Sues Barracuda Over Open Source Anti-Virus

Scott Silva ssilva at
Tue Jan 29 22:58:54 GMT 2008

on 1/29/2008 2:13 PM Julian Field spake the following:
> 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...
Their what?
Ask any lawyer... morals and a soul won't get you that new BMW and a partnership.

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