Re: The end of GIF format
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> Subject: Re: The end of GIF format [was : Dangerous precedent being
> set - possible serious violation of the GPL ] Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1999
> 09:20:47 -0500
> From: Raul Miller <email@example.com>
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> On Thu, Dec 02, 1999 at 09:21:51PM +0100, Tomasz Wegrzanowski
> > 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)'
png to be the main alternative because is has similar approach in
> I disagree.
But I fully agree.
> By the time woody is released, it's likely the gif patent will have
dont even hope on that :((
IMHO ALL tools that use GIF compression should be removed from all
(maybe even the a2gif)
or in case of more seriouse products the Export to GIF ( or anything
else using that algorythm) should be modifed by authors so they use
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