Re: [OT] Re: Geoworks and their patent
Vilya Harvey wrote: > > An interesting point though, is the response that this generated: the > enforcement of the patent on GIF files led directly to the development of > the (superior) public domain PNG file format, which is slowly but surely > replacing GIF as one of the formats of choice for images on the web. I > think there's probably a lesson in that somewhere... I hate to tell you this Vilya, but the outcome was Unisys picked up some substantial licensing and the fellow who drove the effort got a righteous promotion. The lesson is: patent as fast as you can. MPEG does and they are going to make money. Someone has to pay for the stock bubble. Only money matters. len xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ or CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 Unsubscribe by posting to majordom@i... the message unsubscribe xml-dev (or) unsubscribe xml-dev your-subscribed-email@your-subscribed-address Please note: New list subscriptions now closed in preparation for transfer to OASIS.
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