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Re: Trend Micro patent claim provokes FOSS community, leads to boycott

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 116.71.219.138] on February 13, 2008 04:45 AM
"A boycott is just BS. Trendmicro is NOT attacking FOSS, they're attacking another commercial entity who has infringed on their patent. Barracuda is trying to play the victim here and use PR as a weapon. They know how easily the FOSS community will jump to these wild conclusions and make loud but ultimately empty threats like this "boycott". If anything, I would boycott Barracuda for trying to abuse the FOSS community in this way."

I am sure Barracuda wants to benefit itself out of this, but when it comes down to it, TM is attacking ClamAV which is open source. Of course they have to do it through a proxy, Barracuda (and this is who they want to get money from), but in essence, if they win, ClamAV will be determined to be a patent-violating application, that will no longer be 'free" to use in corporate and other legitimate environments.

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