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Word and Excel files are stored in Open Office XML format1 As the name suggests, this is an open format - specifically, it’s a bunch of zipped XML text files. Chance the extension of any office file to .xml and you can open them with any zip program. 1Since 2007. However, that begs the question ... Copyright law allows reverse engineering, particularly ...


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If I understand correctly, you know that X is using your software thanks to your inside knowledge as an employee of B. As a rule it is not permitted for you to reveal this information because it is owned by B. Its also a little tendentious to claim that X is using your software, since it is only doing so as a result of its incorporation by B. It would be ...


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Questions related to open-source licensing are best asked in https://opensource.stackexchange.com however: The GNU GPLv3 (being copy-left) already requires what you are wanting to be required. Conveying Modified Source Versions. You may convey a work based on the Program, or the modifications to produce it from the Program, in the form of source ...


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I think that there probably is consideration to be found in an open source licence, I wrote my dissertation on this question 10 years ago: http://willhardy.com.au/legal-essays/oss-consideration/view/ But even when there is no consideration, you can have a bare licence without a contract. This interestingly has some important consequences, for example: a ...


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