Subject Copyright questions
Author Marcelo Lopez Ruiz
Hello, everyone.

I'm interested in writing a bunch of applications and web pages that manipulate Interbase data with XML. I'm using the XML syntax and semantics defined for MS SQL 2000, e.g.: select * from employees for xml auto.

My question now is: is this legal? The documentation is, of course, copyright of Microsoft. The specification, too. However, if I write an implementation for IB/FB that adheres to this specification, am I doing something unlawful? Is this some kind of copyright violation, or is it ok to do this?


Marcelo Lopez Ruiz

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