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Trend Micro Patent Claim Provokes FOSS Community, Leads to Boycott

Feb 12, 2008, 14:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Trend Micro might insist that its patent case against Barracuda Networks isn't about free software--but try telling that to the free and open source software (FOSS) community. Since Barracuda Networks went public about the case last month, it has heard from 'a tremendous number of individuals' according to Dean Drako, Barracuda's president and CEO. Even more significantly, announcement of the case has led to a boycott against Trend Micro.

"The case is an attempt to enforce Trend Micro's patent for antivirus detection on an SMTP or FTP gateway..."

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