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Re: Are GPLed .gifs legal at all ???

On Wed, Jul 12, 2000 at 03:47:29PM -0400, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
> > I found that > 60 packages in Debian have .gifs included.
> > 
> > I will probably fill wishlist bugs against them all unless
> > someone oppose this.
> > 
> > Is it legal at all to distribute GPL'ed .gifs at all ?
> It's my understanding that the lzw compression usually used in GIFs
> is patented, not the GIF file format itself.  For example, the
> default for ImageMagick is to compile it without lzw compression
> built in.  Thus it makes GIF files that are much larger in
> filesize but legal.

Doh !, not uncompressed pseudo-gifs.

I was asking if GPLed LZW gifs are legal at all ?

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