[linux-elitists] Re: [svlug] Burn All GIFs Day

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Tue Nov 2 16:02:20 PST 1999

On Tue, Nov 02, 1999 at 01:01:02PM -0800, Derek J. Balling wrote:

> The average web author, who is not using GD or the like, will never hear a 
> peep from Unisys, because the software they use (Paint Shop Pro, or 
> whatever) to create GIF's already has a license.

Actually, gd uses the PNG format now, so you're safe with gd.

The original message did leave out the case of people who are using
Unisys-licensed, shrink-wrap software exclusively.  The GIMP,
xpaint, and the other open-source tools that can "save as GIF"
aren't legally allowed to.

I doubt most people on this list have a program that works under
Linux and is actually licensed to create GIFs. 

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