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Patents threat on photomosaic plugin

August 7th, 2009 · Tags: · · Comments Off on Patents threat on photomosaic plugin

Found on the developper’s website: The image mosaic plug-in for the GIMP is no longer supported or distributed. Mr. Robert Silvers, the holder of a patent related to the technology that was used in the plug-in, argued that the software would directly infringe his patent rights. It is not clear if the patent is applicable […]

Free Magenta!

December 15th, 2008 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Free Magenta!

Qu’attend-on pour libérer le magenta ? A very good article by Pascal Riché on the website of rue89 on how the trademark law makes it possible for companies to own a color for a specific commercial field. Autrement dit, si vous voulez repeindre votre maison en magenta (appelé ainsi à cause de la bataille du […]

Watch this thread: do until done

May 25th, 2007 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Watch this thread: do until done

Do free software developers need lawyers, when reverse engineering formats such as Corel Draw? How to work on the compatibility of file formats, when risking law suits from patent holders? Should we forget about opening up proprietary formats altogether? Jon Philips takes the position that developers should ‘do until done’: Its good to know generally […]