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Burn all Gif, Unisys ComeBack !!!
Author: Karl Dubost Posted: 9/17/1999; 3:46:45 AM Topic: Burn all Gif, Unisys ComeBack !!! Msg #: 11206 Prev/Next: 11205 / 11207
Silly and Funny !!!
As you probably already know, The Gif format is right protected by a patent. Unisys ask you now to pay patents fees for the right to use gif on your own site. ---> 5,000 US$ by website !!!
Leave Gif for PNG that is far better.
With PNG, you could have millions of color, progressive display, and compress rate up to 300.
Unisys Request : http://corp2.unisys.com/LeadStory/lzwfaq.html
The Patent : http://www.patents.ibm.com/cgi-bin/viewpat.cmd/US04558302__
The PNG : http://graphicswiz.com/png/pngintro.html
There are responses to this message:
- GIF misinformation (Re: Burn all Gif, Unisys ComeBack !!!), Dave W. Smith, 9/17/1999; 12:28:05 PM
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