Subject: Re: should we replace the shell?
To: David S. Miller <>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@LAGAVULIN.PDL.CS.CMU.EDU>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/07/1994 16:44:46
> I am new around here, but may I ask why distributing the GNU Bash
> shell hasn't been considered?

basically, it boils down to: we don't put any GPL'd code in the tree
for which there are 'reasonable' (i.e. stable, functional, etc.)
alternatives available.

ash is a 'reasonable' (if not perfect) shell.  you'd be hard pressed
to find a reasonable replacement for gcc.  (if you find one, tell us;
we'd definitely be interested in thinking about it...)