Re: The end of GIF format [was : Dangerous precedent being set - possible serious violation of the GPL ]
On Fri, Dec 03, 1999 at 09:50:43AM -0800, Joseph Carter wrote:
> > I have already made a little (ok, very little) effort in this way,
> > and Ive sent patches to xearth 1.1 so the future version of xearth
> > may be finaly free (+jpeg, +png, -gif)
> You can read gifs freely. Writing them is claimed to violate a patent
> which is held by two seperate companies (an impossibility supposedly..)
This program generates pictures.
Current version : X, ppm, gif
Patched: X, ppm, png, jpeg
Author told me it is for non-com-use-only due to Uninys patent only.