Licensing of code for proprietary file types
I have developed a
set of functions and routines for accessing a prorietary file format of
Microsofts and wish to find out what objections Microsoft can make if I license
the code under an open source license (preferably the GPL).
There are no other
free code libraries around that will do this stuff, and any applications I have
seen have got their code licensed from Microsoft.
Can Microsoft come
down heavy on me, for writing and publishing code to access their file format
and licensing other people unlimited use of the code via the
PS, the fileformat
in question is the outlook PST file.