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Trend Micro patent claim provokes FOSS community, leads to boycott

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 68.104.130.47] on February 11, 2008 10:34 PM
Very interesting timing on this. I work within the DOD, where this last fiscal year TrendMicro was cut out of the DOD wide blanket contract for anti-virus products. Essentially a single would entity would negotiate/purchase the licenses for a whole slew of their main product lines, then any DOD administrator or user could download and install. If I remember right this was worth several millions dollar, and was a multi-year contract. I do not know the reason for them being cut out, but I do know for a fact McAfee is still on this contract as that's what we moved to. Again, sure is coincidental that they lose a major DOD contract and now they resort to litigation. You be the judge...

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