About the IP of the Computer Language?

5 Nov 1999 01:26:36 -0500

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From: titsay@ms3.hinet.net
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 5 Nov 1999 01:26:36 -0500
Organization: SEEDNet News Service
Keywords: legal, comment

        Years ago, I got to use the TradeStation and Super Chart by Omega
Research, there was a built-in language (EASY language or anything, I
don't remember the exact name) to handle stock and futures analysis
          Now, if I want to develop a development system to accept the
analysis module writen in EASY language, can I use the language
specification free of freedom? Or, can I write a free translator
(under GNU's GPL) to any modules in EASY language to my own defined

        I don't know much about U.S. law, I only need the rough viewpoint
before I start my leisure project. If I complete the project, I will
distribute it via www, and I hope the whole package is free from any
copyright problems.


Nelson T.
[Occasionally people have asserted that ownership of language specs
means that only they can implement the language, but I don't know of
any cases where they actually persuaded a court. (Note that Lotus
v. Borland was finally decided in favor of Borland, long after nobody
cared any more.) -John]

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