Open Source Fights Back, Again
Trend Micro is a global company, headquartered in Tokyo, that develops software and services to protect against computer viruses, malware, and spam. They are suing Barracuda Networks for its distribution of Clam Antivirus, the popular FOSS (free open source software) antivirus program. Clam is a very good free open source program that I use myself.
Since Barracuda Networks went public about the case last month Trend has claimed that it isn’t about open source, but most open source advocates think that it is. Barracuda has been getting quite a bit of help on the legal and precident front from around the world.
There also seem there is a large boycott Trend movement that is growing by leaps and bounds. I believe that this is a fight that Trend can’t win.