Imagine I have data describing something, i.e. a person
Name Ander Id 123123 tel 1313333333 some_other_unusual_id 1212
And I store it in a XML. The structure of the data (4 fields, those ones specifically) is unique and my company only uses it, but the data itself its stored in something common, such as XML. Can this structure be "private", under a license or patented?
If someone get his hands in an example, can they write a
Ander_data_XML_read() function in a programming language and release that function under GPL/BSD/MIT license?