[Fsfe-ie] Videoshop Mark 2

adam beecher lists at beecher.net
Fri Dec 5 16:45:53 CET 2003

> I was under the impression that the patents on LZW compression (as used
> in GIFs) and RSA encryption had now expired. If I'm right, I think these
> should be removed from the diagram.
LZW has. Not sure about RSA, but I think you might be right.

> Also, could you produce a PNG version? This would look nicer and should
> be viewable by most people.
Aren't there concerns about patents affecting PNG now? Or was that MNG? :)

> I'm not sure what to think about the "India" comment at the end. Would
> some of these patents apply to the client-side software (e.g. Internet
> Explorer)? If so, maybe your clients (and Microsoft?!) would have to
> move to India too!
I just don't like the idea of encouraging outsourcing! Stay over there,
taking our jobs... :)


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