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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [COMPRESS] pkware header id for crypto extensions
Date Thu, 03 Dec 2015 20:14:12 GMT
On 2015-09-04, Bear Giles wrote:

> I just came across a press release that suggests that it is possible to
> support AES encryption for zip files:

> http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pkware-announces-free-licensing-program-for-secure-ziptm-and-pkzip-reader-technologies-72382192.html

I contacted PKWare so we can stop speculating.  The license program
cited above no longer exists, there is no way we can legally implement
the encryption format added by them.

IMHO this doesn't apply to the metadata stuff from Bear's pull request,
I'll try to find time to look into it during the weekend.

Stefan

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