Ad-hoc: Barracuda Networks Defends Free and Open Source Software From Patent Threat by Trend Micro
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Date: 29 Jan 2008 20:31
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"Trend Micro's actions illustrate that ClamAV and other open source projects remain vulnerable to commercial patent holders attempting to unjustly hinder the free and open source community," said Dean Drako, president and CEO of Barracuda Networks. "Trend Micro appears to be seeking an interpretation of its '600 patent such that it would have exclusive control of gateway antivirus scanning. Scanning for viruses at the gateway is an obvious and common technique that is utilized by most businesses worldwide. So this interpretation would mean that anyone, including the owners of the more than one million active ClamAV installations, could potentially be sued by Trend Micro."
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