[linux-elitists] Burn All JPEGs?
Karsten M. Self
Sat Apr 24 21:19:14 PDT 2004
on Sat, Apr 24, 2004 at 04:58:48PM -0500, David D. Scribner (email@example.com) wrote:
> Lance Simmons [firstname.lastname@example.org] wrote:
> > * David D. Scribner <email@example.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.
Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
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