Subject: Re: idle-priority: OWL R1
From: Rick Moen <rick@linuxmafia.com>
Date: Sun, 6 May 2001 18:58:36 -0700

begin Karsten M. Self quotation:
> on Sun, May 06, 2001 at 08:40:22AM -0000, mirabilos (eccesys@topmail.de) wrote:
> 
>> Check:
>>  http://members.tripod.de/mirabilos/pub/glyphics.lzh
> 
> That's a zero-length file.  Check your pages before publicizing them.

It's also mildly amusing to note that lzh/lha is _proprietary_,
originated by Yooichi Tagawa.[1]

http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-lw-comp.html?dwzone=linux

(Almost amusing as this mailing list being run by the proprietary ezmlm
and qmail packages.)

[1]Even though Yooichi Tagawa, Haruhiko Okumura, and Hruyasu Yoshizaki's
cross-platform lzh/lha implementation is proprietary, it's been incorporated
blithely into other supposedly open-source utilities such as UnstuffIt
(http://www.natural-innovations.com/boo/macutil-readme.txt), by the sort 
of folks who call it "freeware", e.g. http://www.bebits.com/app/937.
Nobody's thus far written an open-source implementation of the algorithm.

Not relevant to the preceding discussion, but I thought it was an
interesting case study.

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