Re: Corel's apt frontend
On Tue, Nov 02, 1999 at 10:15:29AM -0500, Jeff Teunissen wrote:
> I haven't seen RMS claim that Emacs, using gcc as a backend to compile
> code, is a derivative work of gcc. Nor has he taken issue with NeXT
> Project Builder calling gcc to compile code, or any of the other
> development environments' (many of which could not exist without
> gcc) usage of gcc to do what gcc was designed for in their normal
And all these use a fairly standard cc interface.
But if someone used private interfaces to implement some proprietary
compiler, that would be more what I was talking about.
> Using a program to do what it's supposed to do, as underlying
> functionality, is simply use. It does not create some obscure new
I understand your point, and there's some truth to this, but it's more
accurate to say, "is almost always fair use" instead of ".. is simply
[Fair use has a specific technical meaning in copyright law, by the way.]