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Re: [gnugo-devel] Go Board and Go Stone Images

From: Stuart A. Yeates
Subject: Re: [gnugo-devel] Go Board and Go Stone Images
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:37:18 +1300

.xpm was probably picked because ten years ago it was the most
widely-supported image format by programming libraries.

It's an insanely straight-forward format; I've literally written bash
scripts to manipulate them.


On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 8:18 AM, Yuan Cao <address@hidden> wrote:
> To Whom This May Concern:
> I'm trying to create my own SGF editor in python as a fun personal side
> project, and as a learning experience. I also wanted to have something that
> made studying go on the computer a little easier, and thought this would be
> a good first step.
> I tried to read through some of GNU Go's code for inspiration, and came
> across the go board and go stone images. I would like to use them in my
> program.
> I know that all source files are distributed under GNU GPL. Does that
> include the image files? How can I legally use them? I am quite new to this,
> does that mean my program must also have a GPL if I decide to put it on
> GitHub, or put the source code somewhere public in order to get some
> feedback from more experienced programmers?
> Image formats such as .jpg, .png, or .gif seem to be used much more often.
> Was there a specific reason why .xpm was chosen instead?
> A lot of these questions are probably very newbie-ish. I would appreciate it
> very much if I could get a reply, even if the reply is a link, or a few
> words.
> Best Regards,
> Yuan Cao
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