9/29/2006

The Gif Format is Finally Patent-Free

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 9:53 pm

Not many people noticed that the GIF file format is only now free from patents, as of the 1st of October 2006. Quick recap: first in 1999 Unisys tried to extort money from users and developers. Then, in 2003 the world hoped that the saga would finally be over. Then, in 2004, it was IBM’s turn. Now, the SAGA seems to be over for real!

Source: Slashdot

 

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