Subject: Policy questions
To: None <>
From: Bruce J.A. Nourish <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/28/2003 21:48:13
Hey Everyone,

A few burning questions that I can't find an answer to anywhere else:

 * Have we considered removing UUCP from the base distribution? It
   seems to be there just for old times' sake (*duck*). We would get
   rid of a bunch of GNU code, to boot.

 * Have we considered removing r{sh,cmd,cp} from the base distribution?
   They are of dubious security and utility, and, I think, OpenBSD has
   already ditched them.

 * The man page to regex(3), circa 1994, claims that regex(3) is "an
   alpha release with known defects." As it has been rigorously tested
   for almost 10 years, could we remove that comment?

Bruce J.A. Nourish <>