[gnu-prog-discuss] lzip vs. xz

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at gnutls.org
Thu Apr 19 17:29:22 CEST 2012

On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 4:19 PM, Ludovic Courtès <ludo at gnu.org> wrote:

>>>> The other was that the code was GPLv2-only
>>> It’s no longer the case.
>> But still it is GPLv2 and gnutls is LGPL.
> In the past GnuTLS-Extra existed precisely for this situation.

Yes, but it no longer exists and I don't think it is a good idea to
move back to the dual library approach. Since faster algorithms than
LZO exist with more suitable licenses we might consider adding one of
those. (it's better if we move this to gnutls-devel)


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