GIFs

Gary Vankirk (vankirk@koko.csustan.edu)
Wed, 11 Jan 1995 02:47:03 -0500


>From EDUPAGE:

UNISYS RELENTS ON PATENT INFRINGEMENT
Unisys has backed down on its intention to extract license fees from
software companies that use its patented approach to displaying graphics
online. The Graphics Interchange Format, or GIF, is so popular, many
software companies apparently thought the algorithm was in the public
domain. Unisys now says it will seek fees only for newly created products
that come out in 1995 or thereafter, and only from major for-profit
software developers. (Chronicle of Higher Education 1/13/95 A20)