Licensing an XML schema

David Johnson david at
Tue Mar 5 02:36:14 UTC 2002

> 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.

Yes it is possible. The GPL does not restrict the use of the licensed work, 
nor does it make any claims upon the interface of the work. 

David Johnson
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