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Re: Unisys patent
- From: Ronald Landheer-Cieslak <ronald at landheer dot com>
- To: Gareth Pearce <tilps at hotmail dot com>
- Cc: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 16:20:50 +0200 (CEST)
- Subject: Re: Unisys patent
On Fri, 20 Jun 2003, Gareth Pearce wrote:
> erm - not to rain on this ... but is it a good idea if the patent has
> only expired in america?
The U.S. LZW patent expires June 20, 2003, the counterpart Canadian patent
expires July 7, 2004, the counterpart patents in the United Kingdom,
France, Germany and Italy expire June 18, 2004, and the Japanese
counterpart patents expire June 20, 2004.
Let's wait at least until June 21, 2004, OK?
Personally, I (currently) live in France, which would mean that if an
LZW-enabled libtiff is distributed by Cygwin, I'll probably be breaking
the law for at least a year.. (unless I move to the US, which I don't
intend to do just so I can use libtiff legaly)
Sorry, but I don't think this is a good idea..
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Christopher Faylor" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Friday, June 20, 2003 3:45 PM
> Subject: Re: Unisys patent
> > On Fri, Jun 20, 2003 at 01:38:28AM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
> > >Expires today.
> > Woo hoo!
> > >Shall I respin libtiff to include LZW support, and distribute the new
> > >LZW-capable libtiff via the cygwin mirror system?
> > Sure.
> > cgf