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JPEG patent, removal from FC2?



Will JPEG be removed from FC2? Since Red Hat chose to remove
some technologies where company were not actively seeking
royalties and litigation (eg: MS/ C# / mono), I assume that
there's some "chance" of Red Hat taking action on this:

<http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/zd/20040422/tc_zd/125185>

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Patent infringement issues surrounding the JPEG image standard
resurfaced on Thursday after a small software vendor filed lawsuits
against 31 companies ranging from Adobe Systems Inc. and Apple Computer
Inc. to IBM and Hewlett-Packard Co.
[...]
The patent, No. 4,689,672, was issued 1987, but Forgent began seeking
licenses to it about two years ago. In the middle of 2002 it reached a
$16 million licensing deal with Sony, Noonan said. In all, it has
reached deals with 30 companies totaling $90 million in licensing
revenue.
>>

Laurent



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