OreillyNet: Feral patent threatens one hundred million computers protected by ClamAV
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 29 Jan 2008 20:50
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
It’s a sad old story, a story we’ve all gotten tired of–the patent so brainless as to be almost worth citing as a creative act of industrial sabotage, yet awakened from years of dormancy with a hungry ferocity to claw and mangle everything in its path. This particular patent is being exerted by Trend Micro Incorporated against Barracuda Networks, Inc. for a firewall product incorporating the popular open source spam filter, ClamAV. Only this court case stands in the way of a power grab that would require all open source work on virus filtering gateways to cease.
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