[scribus] Microsoft barred from selling Word, XML patent problem

a.l.e ale.comp_06 at xox.ch
Sat Aug 29 01:39:25 CEST 2009

hi john,

> OK, but when Microsoft buys the tiny Canadian company and starts 
> enforcing the patent on other users of xml we may be all laughing 
> through our tears. 

this specific patent is not about using xml (but about a specific type
of use of xml).

there are quite many patents on trivial technologies and several of them
are about xml: most of those patents won't ever stand in court in all
but one country in the world (if you happen to live in that one
country, please stand up and do something for your nation).

afaik, scribus handling of the xml in its .sla files is not
optimized enough to even think about the question, if scribus uses ideas
which have been patented by that company.

it has been clearly stated by a member of the team that  there is no
reason to worry about it.

have fun

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