Pkware Data Compression Library (DCL)

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Subject: Pkware Data Compression Library (DCL)
Posted by:  SW (do…
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2003

I'm attempting to reverse engineer a file format used by a program which uses
DCL to compress part of its data, i have the decompressor released by Mark
Adler, which works great. however, in order to be able to make files of this
type i need to be able to compress data with the DCL algorithm, is there open
source code available to do this? Or is it legal to reverse engineer the DCL
encoding algorithm and make an open source variant of it?