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
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
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.