Trend Micro Sues Barracuda Over Open Source Anti-Virus

Hugo van der Kooij hvdkooij at
Wed Jan 30 22:02:17 GMT 2008

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Gerard wrote:
| On Wed, 30 Jan 2008 11:54:23 -0800
| "Harondel J. Sibble" <mailscanner at> wrote:
|> On 29 Jan 2008 at 20:44, Gerard wrote:
|>> Personally, I believe this whole discussion is nothing more than a
|>> useless exercise. In the end, what happens is what was suppose to
|>> happen and nothing anyone of us does is going to change that. Other
|>> than wasting bandwidth with useless rhetoric, nothing of any
|>> substance is ever going to come about from all this banter.
|> I disagree on that one, being a Trend Micro reseller, I can call up
|> my sales rep and tell them I'll be pulling Trend Micro products out
|> of my client sites unless they drop this useless lawsuit.  I'll also
|> suggest my colleagues who are Trend reseller's do the same.
| Glad to hear that your sales figures for Trend Micro are in the 6-7
| figure range. Of course that does raise an interesting question;
| exactly how are you going to replace those lost sales once you have
| alienated your distributor?

Well. The first one may be just a drop in the bucket. But in fact all
you need to do to fill the bucket is add more drops.

I think not all TM representatives will like the aproach choosen by
their US office. But they may not be at liberty to say so publicly.

But if we send them the message that this attitude is going to cost them
a lot of goodwill and sales it may have a real impact.

In simple terms. They were loosing the fight on technical grounds and
have now choosen to aim below the belt.


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