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Re: bzip.org




Author Julian Seward's Wikipedia page contains nothing out of the
ordinary, works at Mozilla according to the Wikipedia page.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Seward

On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 3:42 PM Jeffrey Walton <noloader@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 9:17 AM, cyg Simple <cygsimple@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On 9/23/2018 4:15 AM, Roland DOT Schwingel AT onevision DOT com wrote:
> >
> > Please keep on the conversation on the list.
> >
> >>
> >>> Sadly our beloved http://www.bzip.org <http://www.bzip.org/>has hit
> >> the bit bucket.  Does
> >>> anyone know where upstream support for bzip2 went?
> >>
> >> It appears that bzip.org is just coming back (as announced on the
> >> valgrind list)
> >>
> >
> > So it is, and from there we find:
> >
> > ```
> > Find the latest version on SourceForge.
> >
> > Author admin
> > Posted on 22 September 2018
> > ```
>
> Something looks fishy to me.
>
> I don't think an old school guy like Sewards would be running a
> WordPress site. They would use plain HTML 3 crafted in Vi or Emacs.
> They would also probably avoid SourceForge due to the malware
> packaging of old.
>
> Finally, WHOIS does not indicate Sewards is the owner. They are still
> showing register.com.
>
> I would not trust any downloads from that site.
>
> Jeff
>
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