Re: Linux Kernel Source Compression

From: Stefan Smietanowski
Date: Mon May 22 2006 - 22:59:19 EST

Nuri Jawad wrote:
> Hi,
> just wanted to remark that I never liked that bzip was replaced by bzip2
> (were there license issues?) since bzip's compression was/is often
> stronger:

bzip was (possibly) infringing a patent so a method bzip used was
removed and subsequently bzip2 was created.

// Stefan

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