[GRASSLIST:4995] Re: Considerations for SVG 1.1 spec from W3C

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Tue Nov 19 07:07:38 EST 2002

We still need to check if SVG is completely unencumbered by patents.
(This is a general problem for the Free Software community, 
not just special to GRASS so this might not be the best place to
discuss it in detail.)

On Mon, Nov 18, 2002 at 02:30:53PM -0700, Jack Varga wrote:
> I couldn't help but notice that no one with a geospatial
> background is involved in authoring the emerging
> Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) specification from
> W3C.  On the surface, it would seem that GRASS
> represents one of the premier opportunities for implementing
> SVG for both reading in and writing out vector data.
> But short of considerations for geospatial data (i.e.,
> projection system integration), it would appear the
> geospatial community is missing a golden opportunity.  
> Any thoughts on this from the GRASS community?
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/CR-SVG11-20020430/
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