using bzip2 to compress man-pages
kientzle at freebsd.org
Thu Sep 22 21:20:35 PDT 2005
Chuck Swiger wrote:
> Mikhail Teterin wrote:
>> Reducing reliance on GNU software remains an extra bonus...
> Certainly, there exists GNU software which makes me cringe, but gzip
> isn't part of that group. I suppose there's a preference for
> BSD-licensed code rather than GPL'ed code, but I'd expect gzip and zlib
> to be a part of FreeBSD for the foreseeable future...
* zlib is not GPLed. The license is essentially a BSD license.
* There are both GPL and non-GPL versions of gzip. The
non-GPL version is based on zlib; the GPL version uses
its own separate compression/decompression code.
I believe OpenBSD uses the non-GPL gzip.
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