Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: GIFs get expensive
Author: Wesley Felter Posted: 8/26/1999; 1:53:04 PM Topic: GIFs get expensive Msg #: 10009 (In response to 10007) Prev/Next: 10008 / 10010
More to the point, the Unisys patent covers LZW compression (and possibly decompression, though there's some disagreement on this subject). A web server neither compresses nor decompresses GIFs. It merely transmits them across the network.
Now, I am not a lawyer, but I don't think the Unisys patent covers transmission of LZW-compressed data. Somehow, I doubt Unisys has a leg to stand on in this case.
I agree. Can we tie them to the tracks and run them over with a Cluetrain? Please?
There are responses to this message:
- Re: GIFs get expensive, Eric Kidd, 8/26/1999; 2:01:38 PM
- Re: GIFs get expensive, Fredrik Lundh, 8/27/1999; 2:59:52 AM
This page was archived on 6/13/2001; 4:52:09 PM.
© Copyright 1998-2001 UserLand Software, Inc.