[Libreoffice] Tar / Zip wobbly

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Wed Oct 27 14:47:10 PDT 2010

On 27/10/10 18:10, Kevin Hunter wrote:
> The file format was created circa 1990 (Phil Katz, maybe?), and,
> because of lawsuits against his company, intentionally released into
> the public domain.  I've forgotten the exact story details,

The wikipedia article is pretty brief, but it seems that actually Phil
Katz stole the basis of zip. That's certainly the story as I understood
it. I'm not sure how similar the formats arc and zip are, but zip seems
to have started life as an illegal version of arc.


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