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

> 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..)

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<MFGolfBal> rit/ara:  There's something really demented about UNIX

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