[Nottingham] This could spell trouble for us!?!?

Michael Leuty gmleuty at gmail.com
Sat Mar 12 22:17:55 GMT 2005

On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 23:09:57 +0100, Matt Bunter <matt.bunter at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
> We should worry about software patents far more that some Fritz Chip.

Tell us the view from France, Matt.


"A French court has ruled that security researcher Guillaume Tena
acted unlawfully in publishing proof of concept code to highlight
security flaws in ViGuard, an antivirus product, from French company
...He produced exploits showing that Tegam's generic anti-virus failed
to stop "100 per cent of known and unknown viruses" as claimed."

So presumably French companies will have to choose open source
solutions from now on if they want to be sure that their software is

N'est-ce pas?


Michael Leuty
Nottingham, UK

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