Trend Micro Sues Barracuda Over Open Source Anti-Virus

Julian Field jkf at
Wed Jan 30 09:56:31 GMT 2008

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One bit of bad news. I just discovered the patent was also granted in 
the UK as

GB2309561. So it does affect me :-(
How they got that one through when we theoretically don't have software patents is beyond me.

Martin.Hepworth wrote:
> Heh
> I see McAffee and Symantec have already dolled the money as it's cheaper than "fighting a stupid patent" (tm). ;-(
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>> Subject: Re: Trend Micro Sues Barracuda Over Open Source Anti-Virus
>> On Tue, 2008-01-29 at 22:12, Julian Field wrote:
>>> But I thought patents affected the designers of such systems, not the
>>> users. They are going after Barracuda, not their customers.
>> They can always stop the systems from being sold in the US.
>> However MailScanner is never sold as its free ;)
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