Re: lzw code & patent
Drew Scott Daniels <umdanie8@cc.UManitoba.CA> writes:
> LZW was a patented algorithm which was included in Unix's compress and
> some versions of the gif file format.
Minor history. Unix had "compact", which used Huffman compaction.
Compress came along later, and the main force behind it was Usenet.
I remember the heady days in which people were falling over each other
trying to write better and better LZW compression agents. But IIRC,
BSD 4.3 contained no compress.