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Virus-busting software honoured

Published: 19 May 2004

The 2004 Open Source Award from UKUUG (the UK"s Unix and Open Systems User Group) recognises the development of free and open source software in the UK.

MailScanner is a complete e-mail security system designed for use on UNIX/Linux e-mail gateways, which protects against viruses and can detect almost all spam. Now the front line of defence at more than 20,000 sites in 60 countries, MailScanner protects over 5 billion emails every week, and has been downloaded a quarter of a million times.

The system is distributed free under the GNU General Public License so Julian can maintain direct contact with users and work with them to make improvements.

Julian wins a £500 cash prize and an expenses-paid trip to the Open Source Convention in Portland, Oregon.

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