Re: The end of GIF format [was : Dangerous precedent being set - possible serious violation of the GPL ]
On Thu, Dec 02, 1999 at 09:21:51PM +0100, Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
> I know, this will be highly controversive :
> SERIOUS SUGGESTION FOR WOODY :
> we should get rid of all gif-making packages except 1 package
> a2gif in non-free, which will allow you to convert other images to gifs if
> you REALLY need it. In description of this package there should be :
> `using GIFs is HIGHLY discouraged due to patent problems.
> Consider chosing another format (ex. jpeg or png)'
By the time woody is released, it's likely the gif patent will have