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ZLIB is a software library for data compression, written for the gzip file compression software by Jean-Loup Gailly and Mark Adler.
The library uses a compression algorithm dubbed DEFLATE, and was first released in 1995. The entire software is free.
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7-Zip (Open source)
7-Zip is a free compression software that can create and open .zip, .rar and .7z file formats, among others.