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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..."

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