For Approval: ACE License

John Cowan cowan at
Mon Feb 28 15:51:34 UTC 2005

Forrest J. Cavalier III scripsit:

> Compilers and linkers build software, and the license on the tools
> does not cover the output the way this license tries to.
> "Built using" means something different than "incorporates" or
> "derived from."

I think that's a perverse reading of the license:  programs are "built
with" libraries, and we are talking of libraries here, not compilers
or linkers.

Legal codes are not interpreted by computers.

Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis vom dies!    John Cowan <cowan at>
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