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Re: RAR under linux: any alternative?

Carl Fink wrote:
On Wed, Dec 14, 2005 at 02:34:31PM -0800, Steve Lamb wrote:

    IIRC one of the algorithms that can be used in zip is lzw which is (or
was) patented.  
The patent expired in 2003.

The license was owned by Unisys and IBM. The one expired in 2003 was the Unisys license. The IBM license expires on 08/11/2006 (in the USA).
It's the same algorithm used on GIF.


Gabriel Parrondo

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