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

Matt Bunter matt.bunter at wanadoo.fr
Sat Mar 12 22:38:21 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.
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/03/10/tegam_verdict/
> "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
> Tegam...
> ...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
> reliable?
> N'est-ce pas?

I am not about to comment on a mailing list my thoughts regarding the French legal profession. 

Especially with a name like Bunter and working in France !!



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