Bug#1505: setterm is missing
Costa D Rasmussen:
I wish we had setterm. I noticed it was missing and thought I must
be ignorant about how to do without it.
What's the drill here? Do we need to lobby the author, write a clone?
setterm was written by Ted Ts'o. He thought it was such a trivial
program that it didn't need a copyright.
As of today, he knows that the lack of a copyright is a distribution
problem. I don't know for sure, but I think he plans on releasing it
with a redistributable copyright.