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From: Thomas Mueller <tomtom.mueller@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 17:25:48 +0700
Message-ID: <001501c494c5$1dc192f0$fb78fea9@bigmac>
To: "png-group lists.w3.org" <png-group@w3.org>
> The Doormouse wrote:
>> The basic problem is that there is no compelling reason to switch to
>> [PNG].

Toby, you forgot the main reason why I switched from GIF to PNG - no
patented algorithm for compressing the data!  Compuserve started to assert
its patent on the LZH algorithm used in GIF.  This was the very reason
that the Open Source community got together to create the PNG.

La'ie Techie

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