On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 04:43:55PM -0400, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> On 03/14/2012 04:10 PM, Merlin Moncure wrote:
> >there are plenty of on gpl lz based libraries out there (for example:
> >http://www.fastlz.org/) and always have been. they are all much
> >faster than zlib. the main issue is patents...you have to be careful
> >even though all the lz77/78 patents seem to have expired or apply to
> >specifics not relevant to general use.
> We're not going to include GPL code in the backend. We have enough
> trouble with readline and that's only for psql. SO the fact that
> there are GPL libraries can't help us, whether there are patent
> issues or not.
That is what makes Google's Snappy so appealing, a BSD license.
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