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

On Thu, Jul 13, 2000 at 03:48:56AM +0200, Tomasz Wegrzanowski wrote:
> GPL requires people to whom you redistribute a file
> to be able to modify and redistribute it.
> But they can't modify .gifs they got, because of
> patent problems.
> GPL says. that if, due to patent problems, you
> can't meet all licence's critaria, you can't distribute
> GPLed file at all.

They can modify and redistribute it. They can load it up
in Photoshop, they can load it up in hexedit, they can load
it up in a program that uses libungif, or they can edit it
outside the United States. All entirely legal ways to edit
the gif.

David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org
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