This is the mail archive of the
mailing list for the Cygwin project.
Re: GIFs in the tcm binary package
"Andrew M. Inggs" <firstname.lastname@example.org> quoted:
> Only the software employing the LZW algorithm for writing GIF files
> is "at risk". The Unisys patent includes claims which specifically
> cover the decompression of LZW-compressed material, so it may also
> affect simple GIF readers. Several patent attorneys consulted on
> this matter have concluded that decompression-only programs do not
> infringe upon the Unisys patent. Unisys however does not appear to
> share this opinion.
>  shortcut to <http://www.cloanto.com/users/mcb/19950127giflzw.html>
I see, thanks for the correction.