Eugene Roshal

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Eugene Roshal
Born (1972-03-10) 10 March 1972 (age 48)
Alma materSouth Ural State University (former Chelsaid SRS Technical University), Faculty of Electronics
OccupationComputer Programmer
Known forRAR, WinRAR

Eugene Roshal (Russian: Евгений Лазаревич Рошал, romanizedYevgeny Lazarevich Roshal) is a Russian software engineer.


Roshal is best known as the developer of:

The RAR compression algorithm is officially owned by his elder brother Alexander,[1] because Eugene Roshal has "no time to concern himself with software development and copyright-related issues at the same time."[2]


  1. ^ win.rar GmbH. "RAR and WinRAR END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT (EULA)". RARLAB. The author and holder of the copyright of the software is Alexander L. Roshal. [...] Neither RAR binary code, WinRAR binary code, UnRAR source or UnRAR binary code may be used or reverse engineered to re-create the RAR compression algorithm, which is proprietary, without written permission.
  2. ^ "Google Groups". Retrieved 3 March 2017.

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