For most Linux users, this goes without saying It probably goes without saying, but I suppose I'm obliged to say it anyway. The words are taken from the GPL. (Most of e2compr's current source code is licensed according to version 2 of the GNU General Public License. The only known exceptions are some of the compression algorithms. LZRW3a, for example, is patented (which is why it is separated from the main e2compr patch from version 0.4.30 onwards).)
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