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Re: My solution (was: My (less-then-important) personal position)

On Sun, Jun 18, 2000 at 09:56:05PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 18, 2000 at 08:38:48PM +0200, Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
> > On Sun, Jun 18, 2000 at 04:51:13PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > > Unfortunately, those are also the packages with the highest popularity
> > > (netscape,jdk, xanim).
> > 
> > We all know about netscape and jdk, but is there no free animation displayer ???
> >     (it seems to be very very easy task compared to jdk or browser)
> The algorithms to decode are proprietary. Even xanim can only offer some of
> the most common ones and at least some of them as binary modules.

  Does proprietary mean
a) patented
b) not reverse-engeenered yet

In first case, we could make euro-anim.
In second, someone could reverse-engineer it (it is legal).

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