Tectonic: SA Linux Professionals Ready for Patent Showdown
Aug 17, 2005, 11:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The South African Linux Professionals Association and local
anti-software patent advocates are preparing for a legal battle
with Microsoft over its patenting of the idea of XML word
processing in South Africa.
"In June this year, University of South Africa senior lecturer,
Bob Jolliffe, served patent 'request to surrender' papers on
Microsoft's legal representatives in South Africa, urging the
software company to give up its patent on wordprocessor documents
stored in a single XML file..."