[Gdal-dev] FWTools and MrSid

Frank Warmerdam fwarmerdam at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 14:27:49 EST 2005

On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 20:19:38 +0100, Luis W. Sevilla <sevilla_lui at gva.es> wrote:
> Hi,
>     is there any plan to have MrSID support on FwTools, now than the
> have released his GeoDSDK free for windows and linux?


Yes, it is my intention to have MrSID support available
as a check-off item in the windows installer.  It is a bit
unclear to me how to conform to all the current license
requirements for redistribution, but I understand 
Lizardtech is working on a somewhat clearer and
simpler license that should be soon available.  I 
am waiting for that. 

Note, that there are a variety of  requirements, such as
not exporting to "bad countries" like North Korea or 
Iraq that I need to adhere to in some way to 
distribute software with the MrSID SDK.  It is my
intention to have some sort of click-through agreement 
that is only displayed if the end user turns on MrSID 

Best regards,
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