Tue Aug 1 23:11:56 CEST 2006

GIF patent

I saw in the last days, because of a mail from Sylvain, that the U.S. GIF patent of IBM will expire on 11th of August 2006.

Then it should be possible to allow GIF files on GNU.org and for all projects hosted on the servers of the GNU project (like Savannah.GNU.org).

Currently some GNU guys are still searching the databases of other countries where GIF patens could still exist....

I would be really happy to see some free GIF images on the web - while never forgetting that PNG exists.


Posted by Sebastian Wieseler | Categories: GNU/FSF |