Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 9976
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:54 EDT
Copies of GD that support the GIF format may no longer be used because of
a violation of Unisys's patents (http://burnallgifs.org/ |
RedHat 6.1.92 still ships with version 1.3.6, I think this is a violation
of patents you should be aware of.
Keep up the good work and I hope this information is usefull to you.
Regards, Nick Maeger
As of 1.3, gd no longer supports LZW compression, which is what Unisys's patent
covers. The actual .gif file format is owned by CompuServe. We're still using
version 1.3 until LinuxConf can be modified to use the newer version.
for a linuxconf enhancement request
This will be fixed in the next release, which currently is slated to include
GD 1.8.2. See Raw Hide (ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/rawhide/) for a snapshot.