Boycott Trend Micro

Wiebe van der Worp wiebe at
Mon Feb 11 08:27:55 UTC 2008

Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> This seems like a very good idea.
> I'd like to blog this and forward it to a few lists.  Before I do, does
> anyone have any comments on this?

Yes, I think it is very important to hit TM as hard as we can. See

Or a quote:
"How important is this boycott?

It is of critical importance to all copyleft and all copyright 
developers that are not able to strike back after an attack with 
software patents as Trend Micro did. Do everything you can to make this 
boycott a success, put banners on your site and spread the url . See Call for IT 
Professionals for details. The main message: If this boycott is not 
successful we give a sign that software patents are a great way to 
exterminate susceptible competitors. The main objective of this boycott 
is to stop the threat of software patents.

Summarized: Software patent attacks are a problem for both copyleft and 
copyright developers. Software patent holders don't care whether the 
competitor that should be eliminated is oriented copyleft or copyright."

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