It's come to my attention that libregex on FreeBSD is GPL'd - not
LGPL'd. I think it rather violates the POLA that anything that uses
regex_t and is compiled on FreeBSD ends up being covered by the terms
of the GPL.
That's why it's called lib*gnu*regex. It is only used by other GPL
software in the tree (specifically, cvs, grep and diff)
Has there been any thought given to moving to the modified Henry
Spencer regex library used in NetBSD & OpenBSD's libc?
des@dwp ~% head -3 /usr/src/lib/libc/regex/COPYRIGHT
Copyright 1992, 1993, 1994 Henry Spencer. All rights reserved.
This software is not subject to any license of the American Telephone
and Telegraph Company or of the Regents of the University of California.