[linux-elitists] Burn All JPEGs?

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Sat Apr 24 21:19:14 PDT 2004


on Sat, Apr 24, 2004 at 04:58:48PM -0500, David D. Scribner (dscribner@bigfoot.com) wrote:
> Lance Simmons [lance@lsimmons.net] wrote:
> > * David D. Scribner <dscribner@bigfoot.com> [040424 16:37]:
> > > 
> > > The only smile from me that came from that news is when Joe Bar posted
> > > on Newsforge a question to Michael Noonan about what this will do to
> > > the GIMP.  Noonan's reply was "That's a difficult question, I don't
> > > have the answer to that. I have to defer that to our legal team. Of
> > > course, just to be safe, it might be wise for the GIMP developers (as
> > > well as all other open source image processing projects which use JPG)
> > > to volunteer to donate a percentage of their revenues to Forgent
> > > Networks." 
> > 
> > I think only the first two sentences were quotes.  The punchline looks
> > like an editorial comment.  It _would_ be funny (and bizarre) if he'd
> > said this, but the layout of the article suggests otherwise.
> > 
> > -- 
> > Lance Simmons
> 
> Ah. I can see that now... thanks for the correction! Damn, there goes
> that smile.

Still, a joint statement from the Gimp, Imagemagick, eeyes, etc.,
stating that they would show their respect for the current IP regime by
exceeding *any* proprietary software's patent participation, by donating
120% of all free download proceeds to Forgent, would be good fun.


Peace.

-- 
Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>        http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
 What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
    Kerry '04
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