[OSGeo-Standards] Please review: Open Letter asking to avoid format fragmentation in LiDAR standards
martin.isenburg at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 02:29:26 PDT 2015
what needs to happen for this to be resolved? It was my understanding that
the FastAC author was willing to relicense but that communication stopped
at one point. Also ... we are currently re-designing the LASzip compressor
due to the "natural break" in the format.
This would allow to switch out FastAC for a similarly fast arithmetic range
coder with a better license. Are you aware of any better
licensed arithmetic compression schemes in the open source?
On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 11:02 AM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg <sebastic at xs4all.nl>
> On 11-09-15 10:50, Johan Van de Wauw wrote:
> > On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 10:44 AM, Sebastiaan Couwenberg
> > <sebastic at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> >> On 11-09-15 10:34, Johan Van de Wauw wrote:
> >>> Is there any news on the FastAC issue? Perhaps the author should be
> >>> contacted again?
> >>> It would be nice to get LASzip support in Debian+derivatives.
> >> I have personally given up hope for a resolution to this problem.
> >> The lack of activity in the libLAS project in general and recommended
> >> move to PDAL make me more hopefull that PDAL won't repeat this mistake
> >> for its LAZ support. See:
> >> https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/liblas-devel/2015-August/001605.html
> >> PDAL still needs to be packaged for Debian and its derivatives though:
> >> https://bugs.debian.org/797126
> > PDAL (optionally) relies on laszip for laz read/write support.
> That's a shame. Still no LAZ support with Free Software.
> Maybe the FastAC authors just need some funding to dedicate time to the
> relicensing. They were very willing, but just seem to lack the resources
> to do it now.
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