Re: First Draft proposal for modification of Debian Free Software Guidelines:
On Thu, May 06, 2004 at 03:01:29AM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote:
> Hmm. How about an image provided as a binary pixmap dumped as hex and
> embedded into a C source file? :-) (Yes, I found one.) Would that qaulify
> as sufficiently removed from the native form to be an incredible pain in
> the neck?
It's probably worth noting that images encoded in the .xpm format are
binary pixmaps embedded in a C source file.
Consider the following commands (requires wget and imagemagick):
convert $f.png $f.xpm
convert $f.xpm $f.png
Or, if that's too difficult (perhaps convert doesn't support the hex
format you're seeing), run the program to display the image and then do
a screen capture.
I'd be more worried about data formats which we can't support (such as
programs written in languages which don't have any free implementations).