Re: ITP: gifsicle -- Powerful tool for manipulating GIF images
Gürkan Sengün writes:
> * Package name : gifsicle
#212193, if anyone is thinking this sounds vaguely familiar.
> * URL : http://www.lcdf.org/gifsicle/
Which reads, in part:
"As of July 2004, all of Unisys's LZW/GIF patents have expired, but IBM
has a remaining patent. There may be reason to believe that Gifsicle
avoids these issues; I have no position on that. Gifsicle is not
distributed with a patent license. You are responsible for obtaining a
license, deciding not to obtain a license..."
Some commentary on this should certainly be included with your ITP. Even
if you believe we can now distribute this code, you should probably
discuss the matter on -legal first (I'm not going to make any claims
about it here).
P.S. Please use X-Debbugs-Cc:.