On Sun, Jul 15, 2001 at 10:15:28PM +0200, Guillermo S. Romero / Familia Romero wrote:
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] (2001-07-15 at 1042.57 -0700):
> > 1) I was on the lizard tech site a while back, and I
> > stumbled onto this page:
> > http://www.lizardtech.com/products/djvu/referencelibrary/DjVuRefLib_3.0.html
> > I am relatively ignorent of coding, but I have seen
> > Djvu images in action and been quite impressed. It
> > was originally developed by AT&T and then sold to
> > these guys. If this site is correct, they have
> > released some fairly interesting software under GPL,
> > including the complete decoder and some more basic
> > encoding abilities for the djvu format. Would this be
> > useful to add to the gimp? Has anyone looked into
> > this before?
> When coders see the word patent near something, they can get very
> nervous, even if it says that they grant it. Ask the company, maybe
> they want to create and maintain it, as PR.
> BTW, they are messing GPL and Open Source. Hohoho, if FSF people reads
> the page.
A quick skim of the webpage seems to indicate the know what the GPL is.
The only thing I can see that's interesting is what happens if they use
the GPL'ed code in their commercial products? Given the nature of the GPL,
surely that means they'd have to distribute source of the other products too?
They certainly would have to if they ever accept contributions from the outside
world under the GPL, I believe.
Stephen Norris [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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