Subject: Re: ast-ksh (Korn shell)
To: Patrick Welche <>
From: Matthias Buelow <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 02/18/2005 00:20:27
Patrick Welche wrote:

> Is it worth replacing the system pdksh with it? (I think there are a few
> incomprehensible PRs left..)

Unfortunately those big corporations never really get it right, it's 
quite "free", apparently, but pretty much useless for automated 
inclusion, distribution or package redistribution, since:

"AT&T ast software is licensed by the Common Public License Version 1.0 
(CPL-1.0). Before you download any packages you must signify your 
agreement to the terms of CPL-1.0 by entering a license agreement user 
name and password. This authorizes you to download. If you do not 
signify agreement then download access is denied. You will be prompted 
for the license agreement user name and password at download time. Every 
user will have the same user name and password, listed at the bottom of 
this copy of the License."