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I'd like to know the patenting / commercial ownership status of a particular language. In which Stack Exchange site should I ask these questions?

For instance can one implement Matlab language in his own software and sell it? Or, can one implement a language very similar to / identical to Visual Basic and sell it as a commercial software?

Another example, is there a patent/copyright on Autocad drawing files, i.e can one implement its support in their software?

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Right now there is no good place to ask law-related questions like the one you are proposing.

Your best bet is to go directly to the vendor and ask their advice.

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So how do you recommend I ask them? This way Hello I'm someone gonna clone your software and sell it, OK? good? – Hossein May 12 '11 at 17:11
@Hossein, well, yeah. But be a little more tactful. I'm not sure though. – jjnguy May 12 '11 at 17:23

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