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Re: Official Request: Image Standard for Fedora Project



On 5/22/07, Paul W. Frields <stickster gmail com> wrote:
On Tue, 2007-05-22 at 23:02 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Thomas Chung (tchung fedoraproject org) said:
> > This is an official request for Fedora Project Board Meeting Agenda.
> >
> > Agenda: Image Standard for Fedora Project.
> >
> > Background: Fedora Websites Team, Fedora Arts Team and Fedora
> > Infrastructure Team were discussing which image format is appropriate
> > standard for Fedora Project.  Thomas Chung believes PNG is the best
> > format since it's patent-free according to FSF.  Toshio Kuratomi
> > believes JPEG is also patent-free format and it should not be banned
> > from using it.
>
> Why does it matter? Use what's appropriate for the image in question.

+1, besides which I'm not sure this needs to be elevated to the Board
unless these groups can't come to an agreement/good answer themselves.

This is a matter of legal issue which we can't seem to agree upon
since we don't know for sure if JPEG is "patent-free" format or it's
appropriate to use on Fedora Project.
Regards,
--
Thomas Chung
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/ThomasChung


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