Alan Barrett <apb%netbsd.org@localhost> writes: > I would like to remove gkermit (GPLv2) and add a BSD-licenced kermit > implementation such as E-Kermit (very small, see > <http://www.kermitproject.org/ek.html>) or C-Kermit (much larger, see > <http://www.kermitproject.org/ck90.html>). Read on for details. I had no idea gkermit was in base :-) You mention "licensing concerns" about GPL code in /rescue. Presumably that's about the combined binary which can then only be distributed under the GPL, or the problem where the BSD advertising clause and the GPL are incompatible so that the crunched binary cannot be distributed at all? Regardless, I agree that it's better to use a simple BSD-licensed version, as long as it works ok. I don't see any justification for a more complex implementation; the use case Thor provided seems like the one that justifies base system inclusion. Using NetBSD to fix or deal with some embedded device can be done with pkgsrc. So, all in all your proposal sounds reasonable and I think you should do it.
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