> Von: "Alastair M. Robinson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Ciaran O'Riordan wrote: > > > The lack of Pantone support in GIMP is a useful example of how software > > users are harmed by software patents, but to make this claim I need to > > be able to point out which patents cause this problem. > > Is that really a patent issue? Pantone support need be nothing more > complicated than a name -> colour lookup table. (That's how InDesign > implements it - an EPS file defining a shedload of CMYKCustomColors). > > I would have thought that the issue with Pantone colours would be > Trademark and/or Copyright.
Pantone owns the copyright of the "Pantone*" terms and the color names. Googling for "pantone copyright" truns up at least one case where this was used to get a pantone palette off the web. > > If no-one minds, I'll submit the information here too: > > http://www.gnu.org/patent-examp/patent-examples.html#GIMP Does anyone update this site? Right now, it reads like the LZW patent is still being claimed. I thought this went away last year? > Publishing any examples you may find could, unfortunately, backfire for > the same reason. Especially if the page is not kept up-to-date - we don't need another source to spread FUD, the holders of trivial patents can dothis on their own. HTH, Michael -- Lust, ein paar Euro nebenbei zu verdienen? Ohne Kosten, ohne Risiko! Satte Provisionen für GMX Partner: http://www.gmx.net/de/go/partner _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimpemail@example.com http://lists.xcf.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer