[gnu-prog-discuss] lzip vs. xz

Ludovic Courtès ludo at gnu.org
Thu Apr 19 23:18:52 CEST 2012

Hi Nikos,

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <nmav at gnutls.org> skribis:

> 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.

What compressor do you have in mind?  I guess the main criterion here is

FWIW, I find GPLv2+ perfectly suitable.  When a feature gives a package
an advantage, it may be a good strategy to use GPL instead of LGPL, as
discussed in <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/why-not-lgpl.html>.


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