Barracuda to be sued for patent infringement in ClamAV

simo simo.sorce at
Wed Jan 30 20:59:09 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-01-30 at 20:42 +0000, Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> I hope they find the necessary prior art, but I think this is also
> interesting from the point of view of making the software patent problem
> understandable to politicians.
> Spam and viruses are social problems.  Trend Micro are giving us an example
> to cite so that we can explain to MEPs that software patents block solutions
> to social problems.
> I'm wondering if/how we should build on this...

Diseases are real social problems too but yet we have patents on drugs.

Careful it's a slippery slope.


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