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Re: [free-software-melb] [Australia-public-discuss] Need examples of inn

From: Adam Bolte
Subject: Re: [free-software-melb] [Australia-public-discuss] Need examples of innovative Australian software
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 12:19:43 +1000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-06-14)

Hey Patrick,

> I'm not sure about the CA product these days.
I used to work for CA's Threat division (the people who were previously VET).
Development was outsourced to an Indian company (HCL) around 2 years ago, but
the products continue to be sold under the CA name. Whilst most anti-malware
researchers and product developers are now probably in India, there are still
some Australian researchers and product developers working locally.

Unfortunately most of the employees that were around since the VET days were
recently retrenched, but I have a few contact details. I also know somebody
who worked at Sausage Software and did a very short bit of work experience
myself there back in the Hot Dog 5 days. Not sure if that's any use to you
Ben (as far as your petition goes at least), but I'm happy to contact them
on your behalf if you think they could somehow be helpful.


On Fri, Sep 03, 2010 at 11:32:28AM +1000, Patrick Sunter wrote:
> Great thread guys.
> Having just joined the Melb list I'm not really up with the
> anti-patents campaign, will have to do some reading up on it.
> An interesting Australian software development story I have a small
> personal connection to (worked an an intern there late 90s) is what
> was VET anti-virus, that is now sold under CA's global brand after a
> buy-out. For a while VET did very well internationally in terms of
> anti-virus quality while Au-developed, I'm not sure about the CA
> product these days.
> It started out as shareware in 1989, though not sure if it was ever
> open source. A brief history is at:
> cheers, Patrick.
> On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 10:52 AM, Andrew Pam <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Ben Sturmfels wrote:
> >> I'm looking for examples of innovative Australian software (developed
> >> without patents), preferably earlier than 1992. The earlier the better.
> >
> > Most obviously, Eric A. Young and Tim J. Hudson's SSLeay (the basis for
> > the globally fundamental OpenSSL), developed in Australia specifically
> > because the RSA patents weren't effective in this country.
> >
> > Andrew
> >
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