Subject: Re: Successful FSBs
From: Bjorn Reese <>
Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 13:56:19 +0000

"Brian J. Fox" wrote:

> I did (and do, to some extent) disagree with RMS on certain details,
> such as applying the GPL to readline, instead of the LGPL.  I don't
> disagree with him enough to have written a replacement (the original
> took a weekend to create, and perhaps 3 additional days of cumalative
> hacking to get to where I was happy with it).

Slightly off-topic but an X11 licensed alternative already exists:

(There's also editline, but I don't know if that is still being