[Mailman-Developers] GNU GIF problems - was [ANNOUNCE] Mailman 1.0rc1

Balazs Nagy julian7@kva.hu
Sat, 8 May 1999 10:23:40 +0200 (CEST)

On Wed, 5 May 1999, Benjamin B. Thomas wrote:

> >From http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/gif.html
> > There are no GIFs on the GNU web site because of the patents (Unisys and
> > IBM) covering the LZW compression algorithm which is used in making GIF
> > files.  These patents make it impossible to have free software to
> > generate proper GIFs. They also apply to the compress program, which is
> > why GNU does not use it or its format.

Well.  Check out libungif or gd.  These packages use no or non-LZW (free)
compression and they work fine.
Regards: Kevin (Balazs)