Dutch free knowledge and culture advocacy group ScriptumLibre.org has called for a worldwide boycott of Trend Micro products. Their chairman, Wiebe van der Worp, claims Trend Micro’s aggressive use of litigation is “well beyond the borders of decency”.
Also, this Linux.com feature has a great quote from Jim Zemlin, the executive director of the Linux Foundation:
“A company that files a patent claim against code coming from a widely adopted open source project vastly underestimates the self-inflicted damage to its customer and community relationships. In today’s world, all of our customers in the software industry are enjoying the benefits of a wide variety of open source projects that provide stability and vendor-neutral solutions to the most basic of their computing needs. I talk to those customers every day. They consider these claims short-sighted and those that assert them to be fearful of their ability to compete in today’s economy.”