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Is database schema covered by the GPL?

From: walterbyrd
Subject: Is database schema covered by the GPL?
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 07:10:52 -0700 (PDT)
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Product A is licensed by the GPL. Product A uses MySQL.

Product B is a seperate application. Product B is not a module for
product A. Product B's code is not embedded in product A.

But, product B can access product A's data by reading the same MySQL
database as product A.

Here is the rub: for product B to access product A's data, product B
must be aware of the database schema used by product A. Product B must
know the database name, the table names, and the field names, and the
database structure, and all of that - I assume - is covered by the

Since product B used the GPL'd database schema of product A; must
product B also be licensed under the GPL?

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