Archive for November 29, 2007

OLPC sued over keyboard design

Posted: November 29, 2007 in Tech

Lagos Analysis Corporation, a United States-based Nigerian-owned company with a subsidiary called LANCOR Management Limited, in Nigeria (LANCOR) announces that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the Federal High Court, Lagos Judicial Division holding at Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria against Nicholas Negroponte, One Laptop Per Child Association (OLPC) and its enablers in Nigeria.

LANCOR’s lawsuit alleges that OLPC purchased two KONYIN Multilingual Keyboard models (KONYIN Nigeria Multilingual Keyboard and KONYIN United States Multilingual Keyboard) with the express purpose of illegally reverse engineering the source codes for use in OLPC’s XO Laptops.

“The willful infringement of our client’s intellectual property is so blatant and self-evident in the OLPC’s XO Laptops,” said Solicitor Ade Adedeji, “we will have no problem establishing the facts of our client’s case against OLPC in any court of law.”

Novell announced the availability of SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 10, the latest version of Novell’s enterprise-class, open source real-time operating system for running high-performance, time-sensitive, mission-critical applications.

With SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 10, financial organizations can respond more rapidly to changing markets and new information, get greater application reliability and predictability, and identify and eliminate performance bottlenecks. This will allow them to increase revenue opportunities and improve service to their customers, even while reducing computing infrastructure costs.

SAP AG announced that the Egyptian government has selected SAP as its strategic IT provider for enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.

Central to the development of Egypt’s growing communication and information technology (CIT) sector, a comprehensive memorandum of understanding binds the two parties to a multi-million dollar five-year agreement beginning 2008, a four-year deal with Egyptian National Postal Organization (ENPO).

In addition, both parties intend to establish a partnership for a certified SAP customer support center in Egypt in an effort to boost job creation.