Contributed by marco on from the dept.
The issues at hand here are that this code is GPLd and is written in C++ for added obfuscation. What would make this algorithm very useful is if someone could write an actual free BSD licensed version with the exact same API as libz. In other words create a drop-in replacement for libz.
If you intend to take on this challenge, here are some guidelines:
* BSD licensed * written per style(9) * Written in C * Should have a full regression test * It should follow the OpenBSD coding and design practicesHappy coding!
Update: I should have done some more research. I was incorrect about bzip2 being patented. I searched the patent offices and only found references to it as being public domain. My bad, sorry for the confusion. Thanks to tedu to bring this to my attention.
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