On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 3:43 PM, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> 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.
er, typo: I meant to say: "*non-gpl* lz based..." :-).
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