[Freegis-list] Can I use ArcXML format in my own application?

Mateusz Łoskot mateusz at loskot.net
Thu Oct 20 19:20:53 CEST 2005

Hi Bernhard,

Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> Hi Mateusz,
> Am 14. Oct 2005 um 10:53:07 schrieb Mateusz ??oskot:
> [...]
>>Users of my application will be able to do following operations:
>>- open/save project created by my application
>>- create and save project in my application and open it in ArcPad
>>- create and save project in ArcPad and open it in my application
>>Could anyone give me a piece of advice 
>>regarding to the copyright and terms of use of ArcXML?
> Sound legal advise you base a business on should come from a lawyer.
> Note that you could ask ESRI of course, too.
> There is a lot of Free Software that implements copyrighted specifications,
> so this is more a general question.

Thanks for your reply. I've asked some authorities and it seems
I can use ArcXML specification in my application. Yes, the main
reason is interoperability with i.e. ESRI ArcPad which uses ArcXML as a
project format.

Something OT but interesting:
I discovered that ArcPad and ArcXML (or its subset used by ArcPad) is 
not XML conformant!
Here is the story described:


Saddly, there is no response for a few days :-(

Best regards

Mateusz Łoskot

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