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Re: Multiple AV Vendors ignoring tar.gz archives
From: James Eaton-Lee <james.mailing () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 14:20:04 +0000

Thanks for your reply! It isn't really in the interest of the mailing
list to pursue this any further, but this was addressed in another fork
of this topic :)

 - James.

On Thu, 2005-02-10 at 18:49 -0200, Rodrigo Barbosa wrote:
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On Sun, Feb 06, 2005 at 01:19:00AM +0000, James Eaton-Lee wrote:
although bz2 is released under
a BSD license, gzip isn't - it's GPL, and therefore any antivirus
vendor
would have to write their gzip code totally from scratch. 

I really was not going to get into the fool fight, but sometimes I
really
get amazed by what people that don't understand an inch about the topic
can say.

In case you missed, the gzip algorithim is also avaliable on zlib,
which
is released under the BSD license.

Please take your time and do your homework next time.

http://www.gzip.org/zlib/

PS: If someone already pointed this to this mo... missinformed(sic?)
list 
member, please disregard my post.

- -- 
Rodrigo Barbosa <rodrigob () suespammers org>
"Quid quid Latine dictum sit, altum viditur"
"Be excellent to each other ..." - Bill & Ted (Wyld Stallyns)

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