Subject: Re: Licensing an XML schema
From: "Roberto Bonino" <documentation@adance.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 12:13:24 +0100

John,

> Otherwise, using emacs to edit a file would imply that the file was
> automatically under the GPL, which is *not* the case.

My worry is the other way around:
can a nonGPLed software be built around processing and exchanging a GPLed
XML schemas?

For example imagine I release a GPLed  XML schema for car part description,
call it carXML.
Can somebody write a commercial, nonGPLed program that relies largely or
totally  on processing and exhanging carXML compliant files ?
The software would not "include" carXML as part of the code,
but would be totally useless without acces to it.

Roberto




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