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Re: status of bzip

Guy Maor <maor@ece.utexas.edu> writes:

> Michael Sobolev <mss@transas.com> writes:
> > > Whoops, forget I said the above sentence, I can't seem to find bzip
> > > anywhere in Debian... My fingers automatically typed gzip instead of
> > > bzip when searching :-(
> > The last time it was seen in non-us distribution.
> Because of the patent issue presumably.  I've always thought that was
> inconsistent as we have plenty of lzw/gif software in non-free, NOT
> non-us.

It is different becuase the lzw patent holders (HP?) have given a
general license for non-profit use of the patent.


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