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02.04.08

Quick Mention: Boycott Trend Micro is On

Posted in Action, Free/Libre Software, Patents, Security at 12:16 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Boycotts getting popular?

Only briefly did we mention the Trend Micro-Barracuda confrontation, but there’s an update on this situation which is worth mentioning. There is an open call for participation in action against Trend Micro.

Anti virus developer Trend Micro accused Barracuda Networks of patent infringement but what they really did was attacking the users of ClamAV free anti virus software with a bogus patent. ¶

Given the nature of the accusation (a poor patent as well as software patent used against Free software), this action against Trend Micro seems justified. It’s another case of a struggling company clinging onto man-made intellectual monopolies and trying to find haven in the courts. This didn’t work too well for SCO.

Boycott Trend Micro

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