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From Carsten Ziegeler <cziege...@apache.org>
Subject Re: New Incubator Proposal: Sanselan - a java image library
Date Fri, 27 Jul 2007 15:35:29 GMT
Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> BTW, I could also help as mentor but not before October 2007. I also
> like the effort, but my itch here isn't that big.
> 
Thanks Jeremias - we can wait a little bit and see of there are others
interest in mentoring if you don't mind. But you could add yourself as
initial committer if you want.

> 
> Agreed. I hope my note didn't suggest anything else. I mean FOP could
> easily work against the Sanselan API instead of ImageIO but generally
> the usefulness of Sanselan would increase a lot with an ImageIO adapter.
> 
> A thing I forgot in my first message: The Sanselan page indicates that
> GIF is supported as well as TIFF with LZW compression. It should be
> noted that the LZW algorithm [1] has patent issues although in most
> countries (if not all) the patent has by now expired. If this
> functionality should be kept I suggest to involve the legal affairs
> committee. Personally, I'd remove the functionality just out of
> principle. The German WikiPedia entry [2] mentions that many experts
> think that decoding only doesn't fall under the patent. Maybe just the
> encoding capability should be removed.
> 
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LZW
> [2] http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lempel-Ziv-Welch-Algorithmus
> 
Ah, ok, good point - I'll add this to the wiki - thanks for the info.

Carsten

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Carsten Ziegeler
cziegeler@apache.org

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