Subject: RE: Free Software vs. Open Source
From: "Jonathan S. Shapiro" <>
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 11:41:49 -0500

Just out of curiosity, are you sure they are using the GNU version? IIRC
there is a BSD alternative floating around.

Readline is a mess. Unless we find an alternative, we're going to have
to reimplement it. I'm willing to GPL the particular code we have, but
there are circumstances where I may want to dual license, and readline
will preclude that.

Until then, we compile conditionally and have implemented an alternative
(poorer) package for systems that don't have readline available.