On May 9, 2015, at 8:05 AM, Pedro Giffuni <p...@freebsd.org> wrote:

> We do that with GNU code anyways. The latest (GPLv3) version
> of RCS has already diverged and is incompatible for some third
> party software so we basically ran out of support from upstream.
> OpenRCS has it's own share of problems but generally we can work
> with the OpenBSD maintainers to get things to improve.

But really, how often does the RCS code change?  This is a piece of software 
you get running once, and then leave alone.  The last thing we want is for it 
to start growing "features" :-P

There seems to be an ever-increasing paranoia about adopting code in the base.  
Are we going to end up at the point where /usr/src/ is nothing but a bunch of 
Makefiles with VPATH pointed at /usr/src/contrib?  I get it for large outside 
components that are moving targets (e.g. llvm).  But RCS?  I think the paranoia 
might be a bit overdone in this case.


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