[GRASS5] LZW in Grass

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at uwm.edu
Tue Nov 9 13:07:39 EST 1999

On Tue, Nov 09, 1999 at 06:21:47PM +0100, Luca Palmeri wrote:
> Morten Hulden wrote:

> > Are there any plans to replace the lzw compression algorithm in Grass with
> > something that is not patented?
Where exactly uses GRASS LZW compression?
We have to identify this first.

> > Since Grass is a free software product, users publishing maps and graphics
> > and announcing they were made in Grass may risk to receive a $5000 bill
> > from Unisys, who owns the patent to LZW. Or am I just paranoid ...

> I do not think you are paranoid. The problem is at least real. 
I agree.

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