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From: Beman Dawes (beman_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-10-20 08:09:07

Bernard HUGUENEY wrote:

>>The other issue is some compression is copyrighted. So those filters
>>be not available except as a sub license.
>I think you meant patented, enjoying life in a software-patent free
>I'd hate to miss useful compression
> libraries because of US laws. Couldn't we have a ./non-us (a la debian,
>think for RSA before it went free in us)?

Boost isn't going to get into that.

Boost can define generic compression concepts and interfaces. There are
plenty of good non-patented compression schemes that can be used to
implement those concepts and interfaces.


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