I've been trying to keep generally aware of where things are with the attempts to port and develop BSD-licensed text processing utilities for FreeBSD:
http://www.freebsd.org/projects/ideas/#p-bsdtexttools Apparently, the Google Summer of Code project that tackled the problem met with some success, notably in the area of grep porting and development, as noted on this year's GSOC notifications page: http://www.freebsd.org/projects/summerofcode-2008.html That page contains the following note: If we can accept the regex differencies in grep, it is ready to enter SVN after some thorough testing. Where can I find discussion, or at least updates, on the status of projects like this? Considering its completeness, and the fact that it has been declared ready for inclusion in the base system, I think this is a topic that might deserve some attention, and it certainly piques my interest. I'm similarly interested in other matters such as the license auditing infrastructure project (also mentioned on the GSOC page). If there's a mailing list appropriate to this sort of thing, whether for discussion, development, or just progress announcements, I haven't been able to find it. -- Chad Perrin [ content licensed PDL: http://pdl.apotheon.org ] Quoth Arthur C. Clarke: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
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