Re: Bug#153467: libjpeg62: JPEG is patent-encumbered]
Colin Watson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I've had the impression that the remaining life of the patent is really
> quite short, too, and that they're going after people with money while
> they can.
The European counterpart might live much longer. It was granted in
1994. Even if the counter starts to tick off in 1986 (I'm not sure
about this; you know probably much more about these details), the
patent does not expire anytime soon, I fear.
Florian Weimer Weimer@CERT.Uni-Stuttgart.DE
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