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Re: JPEG patent, removal from FC2?



I don't mind that jpg is dropped. png and svg are the way to go :) I know
gimp did not include gif for patent reasons so I wonder what they are going
to do now about jpeg.
btw is there work being done on a png successor like jpeg 2000 is for jpg?

lupusBE (Kristof Vansant Belgium)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pedro Fernandes Macedo" <webmaster margo bijoux nom br>
To: "Development discussions related to Fedora Core"
<fedora-devel-list redhat com>
Sent: Sunday, April 25, 2004 4:42 AM
Subject: Re: JPEG patent, removal from FC2?


> Laurent GUERBY wrote:
>
> >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>
> >
> >
> Laurent,
> I believe that this subject is very delicate... This patent is due soon
> and that's why I believe they're going after everyone who is using the
> patented work, to make money while they can. So far , the other
> technologies removed from fedora have patents that will last for a long
> time (like mp3)  , so this is a new situation that probably will be
> taken care by the legal folks at redhat..
> My opinion is that we should be aware. Removing JPEG support is a huge
> task (as many applications use this feature) and probably it would take
> a huge time to remove it now and then to add it back later when the
> patent expires.. So , this has to be studied before removing support...
>
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