PKZips Phil Katz dead

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Date: Fri Apr 28 17:35:13 2000

<< > he wrote PKZIP, and within a year ARC was no longer the defacto standard
> BBS's. I believe the company that wrote ARC is now extinct. Serves them
right. >>

Hmm . . . I'm not sure I understand this point of view. Katz _stole_ the
algorithm from ARC -- why shouldn't they sue?

I was using ARC and PKZIP extensively back in '88-'89 and IIRC Katz
reverse-engineered the ARC code in order to make his product work.

If this happened to me I would lose my sense of humor very quickly . . .

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