Let's develop an open-source media archive standard

From: Doc Shipley <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Wed Aug 11 12:38:27 2004

Jules Richardson wrote:

> On Wed, 2004-08-11 at 15:57, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>>On Wednesday 11 August 2004 09:50, Jules Richardson wrote:
>>>"could be kept" in zip files, yes - but then that's no use in 50
>>>years time if someone stumbles across a compressed file and has no
>>>idea how to decompress it in order to read it and see what it is :-)
>>UNIX's compress format has been around for decades now... has its
>>patents expired yet? If not, there's always gzip...
> Unix goes pop in what, 2038 though? :-)

   *32-bit* Unix goes pop in 2038. Since every currently-maintained
Unix (or Unix-alike for you OpenGroup fanatics) runs on 64-bit hardware
and in 64-bit mode, I don't see it as a problem.

   The fact that most Unix admins are even aware of the 2038 issue
infers that it won't be the problem that Y2K was.

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