[scribus] Microsoft barred from selling Word, XML patent problem.
asif.lodhi at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 00:06:29 CEST 2009
On 8/27/09, John Culleton <john at wexfordpress.com> wrote:
> a Canadian company, i4i, has a patent on some uses of XML and has
> successfully sued Microsoft in a Texas court. I don't know the
> technical details, but could this court case possibly affect Scribus?
In my opinion, it is the software patents that should be barred. It's
like getting rights on someone's brains/ideas. Someone researches an
idea for 10 years, develops a product only to find out that someone
else has already filed a patent on his/her idea/research. I highly
suspect that patents will do to software research the same kind of
havoc that has been done to the financial industry globally if people
don't raise their voices now.
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