Subject: Re: Announce: NetBSD gets permission to incorporate POSIX(R) material
To: Chuck Swiger <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/16/2006 19:24:47
On Wed, 15 Feb 2006, Chuck Swiger wrote:
>> Please note it's the NetBSD Foundation as legal entity that got the
>> permission, and NetBSD developers as members of TNF can use the POSIX
>> texts from SUSv3 in (most likely) manpage that are intended to be used
>> in the NetBSD operating system.
> If you include POSIX materials with NetBSD in CVS or on downloadable
> distributions, isn't it going to be the case that those materials will be
> redistributed by Jane Random NetBSD user when she burns an .iso image and gives
> it to a friend who wants to try a new OS?

Sure, that's fine. It's still NetBSD. :)

> Does this mean that NetBSD will become POSIX-certified?  If so, who pays for it,
> or is NetBSD getting a chance to be certified "freely", too?

This is not currently being worked on, but it may be a worthwhile goal 
toward which to work. I guess a bit of work is needed in NetBSD first, 
before getting there, though. (I'm not really competent to tell :)

  - Hubert