[clug-talk] Software patents and XML
pcarless at carless.com
Mon Mar 14 17:27:01 PST 2005
This article from the New Zealand Herald describes a patent application by
Microsoft, where they claim to have invented and own the process whereby a
word-processing document stored in a single XML file may be manipulated by
applications that understand XML.
This is kind of scary.
There is one minor error in the article however where it claims that the
January 1975 Scientific American 's cover featured the Altair 8800, a
US$500 kitset computer developed by Albuquerque research engineer Ed Robert.
The magazine was Popular Electronics not Scientific American and the
developer's name was Ed Roberts not Ed Robert.
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