Boycott Trend Micro

Wiebe van der Worp wiebe at
Fri Feb 8 20:51:34 UTC 2008

As you probably know ScriptumLibre (branch of Vrijschrift) is calling 
for a boycott of Trend Micro.

I would like to ask you to spread the news and to support the action. says:
Take action

     * Read about the Trend Micro's patent attack on ClamAV [1]
     * Blog about, and encourage others to boycott Trend Micro
     * Email lists, IT-decision makers, and potential supporters.
     * Contact the media with our press release [2]
     * Translate the press release [3]
     * Joining the mailing list [4]
     * Put banners on your site

The patent attack [1] on ClamAV by Trend Micro is simply unacceptable. 
We must boycott Trend Micro, and we must act urgently and aggressively.

A final note: software patent attacks are a problem for both copyleft 
and copyright developers so please make this boycott as wide as possible.

Thank you for helping!

[1] A good starting point is the boycott page:
[2] The Press Release:
[3] Create a user account at and request 
write rights via office at or mail it
[4] Mail-list:

What is important right now are translations of the press release.

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