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Re: why does gimp not open gif files?

On Mon, Jan 01, 2001 at 07:51:33PM -0800, Forrest English wrote:
> it seem sorta strange since gif are such a standard for so long that
> gimp can't even open them, much less save to it.

Sure it can -- -if- you install the non-free modules for GIF.

Compressed GIFs are not Free: if you use them on a website, you may find
Unisys demanding $5k from you for usage of their claimed patent.

Yes, software patents (and 'process patents' and probably patents in
general) are strange: complain to Congress.

CueCat decoder .signature by Larry Wall:
#!/usr/bin/perl -n
printf "Serial: %s Type: %s Code: %s\n", map { tr/a-zA-Z0-9+-/ -_/; $_ = unpack
'u', chr(32 + length()*3/4) . $_; s/\0+$//; $_ ^= "C" x length; } /\.([^.]+)/g; 

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