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bsddialog

Alfonso Siciliano
Software developer, UNIX (*BSD) enthusiast, embedded systems player, hashtags: #coding #kernel #opensource.
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Currently I am coding a script with a Text User Interface to set up my FreeBSD Desktop Environment, the idea is to use dialog to build graphical widgets, the previous post of the "My FreeBSD Desktop Setting" series shows a preview.

Unfortunately I realized that dialog is released under the GNU GPL License (Wikipedia link) despite it is in the FreeBSD source code https://cgit.freebsd.org/src/tree/gnu. Although my script is under a permissive license I will be bound to the GPL and I will not be able to use my script for personal/commercial/freelance purposes. In conclusion, I am working on a new project: bsddialog to provide the features of dialogs under the BSD-2-Clause license, Hello World!:

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