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Re: Image standards



On Tue, 2007-05-22 at 12:38 -0700, Thomas Chung wrote:
> On 5/22/07, Toshio Kuratomi <a badger gmail com> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2007-05-22 at 13:45 -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
> > > Anyone have a problem with us using SVG for image sources and PNG for
> > > final copies on our websites?  We can grandfather this in but mizmo
> > > suggested it on the websites-list.  I think its a good idea.
> >
> > It depends on what is meant by "image".  png and jpeg have vastly
> > different compression characteristics.  Using jpeg where appropriate can
> > save someone on dialup a tremendous amount of time.  However, many of
> > the images we create as SVG are going to be the kind that store well as
> > png...
> >
> > Since it looks like both jpeg and png are free formats, I'd like to
> > avoid a "only pngs allowed here" policy.  Both png and jpg have their
> > place.
> >
> > -Toshio
> 
> 
> We're not saying we will force someone to use png format only.
> However we'll *encourage* to use patent-free png format in Fedora Project.

Is there a current patent on jpeg?  FSF has encouraged people to use
jpeg in the past and the wikipedia article mizmo pointed to seems to say
that the company that was asserting patent rights has had its patent
invalidated and is no longer pursuing any claims.

wikipedia article:
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JPEG#Potential_patent_issues
Link from the wikipedia article::
  http://www.pubpat.org/jpegsurrendered.htm

-Toshio

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