On Thu, 02 Mar 2000 09:12:07 +0100, Hubert Froehlich <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 

>We want to use gimp to transform cartographic vector data into GIF
>images for use in the internet.  However, the rights on the GIF
>format are owned by Compuserve.

>AFAIK, any software *producing* GIF images (such as Photoshop and all
>that stuff) has to pay license fees to Compuserve. The software user,
>then , has got the right to produce ANY amount of images.

I would strongly urge you to use some other format if you're concerned 
about the legal BS that surrounds the LZW patent.  PNG should will work
nicely for your purposes.


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