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Re: The end of GIF format [was : Dangerous precedent being set - possible serious violation of the GPL ]

On Fri, 3 Dec 1999, Raul Miller wrote:

> By the time woody is released, it's likely the gif patent will have
> expired.

Patents are good for 17 years or so. When was lzw patented? And when was
it patented in countries other than the US? Remember, Debian is global.

  http://nils.jeppe.de/  -   Alternative email: nils@work.de

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