diff is a little diff -- erent
Mehmet Erol Sanliturk
m.e.sanliturk at gmail.com
Wed Aug 26 16:18:45 UTC 2020
On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 6:46 PM Doug Denault <doug at safeport.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Aug 2020, Polytropon wrote:
> > On Wed, 26 Aug 2020 01:30:38 -0400 (EDT), Doug Denault wrote:
> >> I do wonder why. Who is going to go to the effort to build/install
> >> commands as various options are removed/changed? I can't wait to see
> >> happens to cp, grep, find, and awk.
> > If I remember correctly, grep already is BSD grep (with GNU grep
> > being available via ports collection), and the same for awk (and
> > gawk respectively). In most cases, the base commands implement
> > the set of standard features, while the GNU commands have certain
> > GNU extensions added which the standard does not require or even
> > specify. This, and the licensing terms (BDSL / GPL) that apply.
> Thanks, a perfectly reasonable response to my less than reasonable post.
> Lost in my histrionics was my question. We have morphed from, "I will not
> stop you from doing something stupid ..." to We are going to take away
> some options that have been there for 25 years (that I know of) because
> "?-----?". Having the blank filled in is what I was going for.
> After all these years I do not know which of the scores of commands I use
> are GNU versus BCD. The man pages probably says but I have enough trouble
> remembering all the options in ls, find, and awk that I use, much less
> are they GNU or not. As written in /usr/src, the change seems rather
> arbitrary. My 'real' question: is there a reason to make this change?
> Douglas Denault
> doug at safeport.com
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License of GNU software is GPL which is NOT a commercially usable license .
For that reason , FreeBSD is clearing out the GNU software from its base
system by replacing them with BSD licensed similar software developed by
FreeBSD specialist volunteers without implementing unnecessary GNU
To support FreeBSD user's operations using GNU software , such software
parts are moved into ports which do not affect the license of base system
Mehmet Erol Sanliturk
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