xTalk Legal Status (was: [ANN] www.krugle.com --- xtalk not a real language)

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com
Sat Jul 22 14:23:57 EDT 2006


Taking Dan's reply into consideration, maybe I should rephrase my  
earlier reply. I meant to say that the engines, compilers and  
interpreters are copyrighted, not the languages themselves.

Mark

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Op 22-jul-2006, om 20:11 heeft Dan Shafer het volgende geschreven:

> IIRC, HyperTalk syntax was not copyrighted. I have a vague  
> recollection of
> asking Bill A that question at one point and I think that was his  
> answer.
> There are no copyright notices anywhere that pertain to xTalk  
> syntax that
> I've been able to find. I know the guys at Spinnaker (and their  
> successor,
> Format Software GmbH) did not pay Apple or anyone else royalties  
> for use of
> the language syntax. Doesn't mean Apple couldn't have asked or  
> required it,
> though.




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