[Full-Disclosure] Multiple AV Vendors ignoring tar.gz archives
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Thu Feb 10 21:38:48 GMT 2005
Rodrigo Barbosa wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 06, 2005 at 01:19:00AM +0000, James Eaton-Lee wrote:
>>>although bz2 is released under
>>>a BSD license, gzip isn't - it's GPL, and therefore any antivirus vendor
>>>would have to write their gzip code totally from scratch.
> I really was not going to get into the fool fight, but sometimes I really
> get amazed by what people that don't understand an inch about the topic
> can say.
> In case you missed, the gzip algorithim is also avaliable on zlib, which
> is released under the BSD license.
> Please take your time and do your homework next time.
> PS: If someone already pointed this to this mo... missinformed(sic?) list
> member, please disregard my post.
Actually, that's not a BSD license, but the so-called zlib license,
which differs on a few points.
I did my homework, but all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
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