A free clone of Pico, with additional features (including multiple editing buffers).
Nano Core Development Team: Chris Allegretta, Jordi Mallach, Adam Rogoyski, Rob Siemborski, Rocco Corsi, David Lawrence Ramsey, Mike Frysinger, David Benbennick Homepage: http://www.nano-editor.org/ Family: TinyEditors License: Open source Platform: Windows, Linux (other unices should be possible.)
It also has a compile-time option to leave out all unnecessary features, making the executable as small as possible (see TinyEditors).
Nano was written because Pico has a license restriction that prevents it from being distributed with Debian Linux. It was later donated to the GNU project, which now maintains and extends it.