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Andy Dougherty
February 10, 2001 11:30
Re: Auto-install (was autoloaded...)
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On Sat, 10 Feb 2001, Branden wrote:

> Another advantage I see on tar and gzip is that they are used by GNU, so I'm
> pretty sure there probably wouldn't be any licensing issues, and I'm not
> quite sure .zip doesn't use LZW, the same compression method of GIF...

Zip uses the same compress method as gzip.  In fact gzip's author,
Jean-loup Gailly, is also a prominent contributor to InfoZip -- the group
behind Zip and Unzip.

I don't see any licensing advantage to gzip over zip or vice-versa.

    Andy Dougherty
    Dept. of Physics
    Lafayette College, Easton PA 18042

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