Re: Info-Zip is still not free [Re: Intent to Develop: unzip]
David Coe wrote:
> IANAL and IDSFD, but ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/pub/infozip/license.html
> does have one "oh, but..". Anybody know if they're working on
> fixing this?:
> > Exceptions
> > The license given above covers only Info-ZIP's code. There is
> > one file in the UnZip distribution that is covered by a separate
> > copyright and license:
> > unreduce.c
> > This is the only remaining trace of Samuel H. Smith's original
> > 1989 code, and its license explicitly prohibits commercial use
> > and requires distribution of source code if the code is used
> > in another program. See the comments in the file for details.
zip is/will be DFSG, unzip is (sometimes) not. unreduce.c is only
necessary for extracting some older pkzip 1.x files -- files which its
companion, zip, cannot create.
If unzip is compiled without UnReduce support, then it is DFSG.
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