The Boston Globe
October 14, 1988
WASHINGTON - Six major software companies announced the formation of Business Software Association to combat international software piracy, to promote strong intellectual property protection, and to reduce international trade barriers. BSA has opened an office in Washington and appointed Douglas E. Phillips, a Washington attorney, as president. Founding companies are Aldus Corp., Seattle; Ashton-Tate Corp., Torrance, Calif.; Autodesk Inc., Sausalito, Calif.; Lotus Development Corp., Cambridge, Mass.; Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Wash.; and WordPerfect Corp., Orem, Utah.