Hi everyone - I'm a first-timer here -
I have a question. I recently found a really neat project on Github (a source-code repository) but the source-code had no license associated with it (or in the code itself).
I poke around with doing a few small apps that I release as "public domain", and I'm interested in using some code from this person's project. So I contacted him - this is what I asked, and his reply -
Me - "I'm keen to use some of the (project name) code to do a small "public domain"
interpreter, so would that be ok with you? ( I'd certainly give credit to you, no problem there....) "
Him - "Sure, you can assume everything in this acc is in PD, use whatever you like."
So, what is the legal situation here? He seems to have given permission, so am I legally free to use some of his code in my app, and then release the app as "public domain"?
I should mention that my **main interest** in his code is the very nice "structure" and "method" that he has used in his code. It is *that* that I am interested in using (copying).
I would modify his code somewhat - his code is for an interpreter for language "A", and mine would be for language "B" (but using a similar "approach"). Does the fact that I would be doing an interpreter for another language help the situation in legal terms?
Many thanks for your time! Looking forward to your replies - bye for now -