Subject: Re: Style guide
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/28/1997 22:25:36
"Chris G. Demetriou" writes:
> > > ...remember, this is NetBSD.  It's not governed by the GPV.  No one said
> > > it has to be redistributable in source.  Thus, you don't necessarily
> > > need a redistributable compiler.
> > 
> > You mean, a port without a compiler would be considered reasonable by
> > people here?
> > 
> > I'm pretty shocked to hear that idea.
> One of the points of NetBSD is to create an operating system that
> people do not have to distribute the source to.
> If somebody wants to do a 'private' port, with a custom compiler, they
> should be able to do that without undue hassle.

Sure, but do we have to bend over backwards to make it possible to do
that with a non-ANSI compiler?