[standards-jig] UPDATED: User Avatars (JEP-0084)

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Fri May 9 08:20:31 UTC 2003


I seem to remember reading somewhere that JPEG has got into some patent
problems, does this apply to us?

Richard

----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Jacek Konieczny" <jajcus at bnet.pl>
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Sent: Friday, May 09, 2003 8:00 AM
Subject: Re: [standards-jig] UPDATED: User Avatars (JEP-0084)


> On Fri, May 09, 2003 at 10:30:54AM +1000, Robert Norris wrote:
> > > JEP-8 got this part right.  It *encouraged* to use PNG, GIF, or JPEG.
> > > It did not forbid developers to use anything else.
> >
> > Perhaps we could simply say that compliant implementations MUST
> > implement image/png, image/gif and image/jpeg, and MAY implement
> > anything else they want?
>
> I like the idea of allowing anything, but I would remove gif from the
> MUST list (it is allowed anyway, and using patented technology should
> not be required). And maybe "implementation notes" should suggest MNG
> as prefered animated avatar format.
>
> Greets,
> Jacek
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