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Re: Grab bag of questions

On Tue, Apr 20, 2004 at 05:06:06AM -0600, Benjamin Cutler wrote:
> Matthew Palmer wrote:
> >What are .acs files when they're at home?  General data goes in either
> >/usr/share or /usr/lib, depending on the architecture-specificity.
> >
> They're uncompiled script files. It the case of the .acs files in the 
> acc package, they're basically a string of #defines not unlike C. 
> They're meant to be included in custom .acs files to make it easier to 
> specify certain behaviors by name rather than number. /usr/share/acc 
> perhaps?

That'd be where I'd put them.

> >Weird.  You'd think that with all of the money that companies have to throw
> >around, they'd be able to employ a lawyer capable of telling them how to
> >properly licence their code...
> >
> It's definitely something that was tacked on with zero thought. Reading 
> the EULA it sounds like you just bought a program from them, not 
> downloaded a piece of modifiable source code... headache.

Ayup.  Fairly obviously somebody just decided "hey, let's release the source
for this" but didn't really think through the ramifications of what they
were doing.

I wonder if the Open Source Initiative would consider helping companies to
openly licence their software properly, rather than this half-arsed approach
that appears to be the popular choice nowadays.

- Matt

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