[linux-elitists] bzip2 patent status
Wed Jul 10 08:56:11 PDT 2002
I just came across this:
> COMMERCIAL USE
> This program may or may not infringe certain US patents pertaining
> to arithmetic coding and to the block-sorting transformation itself.
> Opinions differ as to the precise legal status of some of the
> algorithms used. Nevertheless, you should be aware that commercial
> use of this program could render you liable to unfriendly legal
Does anybody have any hard information on this?
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