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Re: IDL 5.4 and gifs

Here's more.....

Unisys official statement regarding patent use:


and here is the CompuServe license agreement. 


To me, it
sounds as if they would want to charge RSI 1.5% of the
cost of an IDL license EACH YEAR for the use of GIF/LZW

I would imagine that at least some end users would be
willing to pay that cost in order to keep GIF around
for legacy purpose. However, my impression is that
RSI has not yet sorted out with CompuServe exactly how
this agreement would work. 

Dick French