DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2009-11
Re: mandoc + re-using POSIX specs
For once more, I forgot to press "reply to all":
2009/11/3 Saifi Khan <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> While there is a discussion happening (on another thread) in the
> context of usage of mandoc, is it a good idea to review the
> 'possibility of re-using POSIX specs for manual pages' ?
> the original thread is here,
> i've read the entire 'docs' 2003-till date archives and couldn't
> figure out how the POSIX related discussion was concluded.
> What is the current understanding on this issue ?
We are already using stuff from POSIX specs, giving of course the
(all complex arithmetic functions, and perhaps other math-related
functions as well)
(look at the big COPYRIGHT section in the end of it).
I've read the old thread you pasted. I honestly don't know whether we
should explicitly be granted the right to do so or putting the
COPYRIGHT section is enough. Both the examples I mentioned refer to
source code that was ported from NetBSD and FreeBSD. As stupid as it
may sound, do you people think that I should contact Open Group "just
in case" ?
Legal matters put aside, I think that we should only do it if we
provide an implementation that is ~100% close to the standard _and_ we
don't have the human/time resource to roll our own docs.