Subject: Re: replacement for bc(1), dc(1), diff(1), and diff(3)
To: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
From: Phil Nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/26/2005 21:37:29
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On Friday 25 March 2005 12:05, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> I do not know the heritage of the OpenBSD versions, but Anders =A0
> Magnussen was looking at the now-freed-up old AT&T versions.
And Rick Kelly <email@example.com> wrote:
>How free are "the now-freed-up old AT&T versions"? They are, as far as I k=
>still under license from Caldera/SCO, which could be withdrawn by them,=20
>especially if their big lawsuit goes south. And it only covers V5 to V7?
I've looked more at the OpenBSD version and most of it is a rewrite and doe=
s not the=20
Caldera copyright. There are a few exceptions. These include the math lib=
and the manual pages. So the code does not have this cloud hanging over it.
Phil Nelson NetBSD: http://www.netbsd.org
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Coda: http://www.coda.cs.cmu.edu
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