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Re: Google not supporting open-standard ?

From: 7
Subject: Re: Google not supporting open-standard ?
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 05:32:12 GMT
User-agent: KNode/0.7.2 wrote:

> Please don't flame me for cross-posting, but I need to point this out
> to all that support the idea of open-standard and/or open-source.
> If you go to this page:
> and then scroll down to "Design Policy:" - use the "find" function on
> your browser to help, if you must - and you will find that of all
> people, google, the company that is supposed to be so kewl, is
> requiring book publishers to use either jpeg or gif format to submit
> their logo.
> I mean, both gif and jpeg formats are famous for their
> patents-holder-lawsuit, right ?
> And I just wonder if google ever heard of file format such as PNG ?
> Man, this really makes me wonder if the PNG format will ever survive or
> not.

There is now no patent on GIF format.

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