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Subject:Re: Fussy Web Developers Use GIFs From:"David M. Brown" <dmbrown -at- BROWN-INC -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 22 Sep 1998 10:12:07 -0700
Walker, Arlen P wrote:
> ... it's possible that Unisys could decide to commit corporate suicide
> and demand a fee from your visitors for allowing them the privilege of
> using the decompression process.
As I understand it, the "billable" events are:
* Creating the GIF
* Rendering the GIF
It isn't the visitor using the decompression process, but the visitor's
HTML browser. And for *that* the browser maker is supposed to have paid
At the other end, the developers of the software with which the GIF was
created (whether originally or by conversion of an image in another
format) are supposed to have paid a fee, as well.
David M. Brown -- Brown Inc.
dmbrown -at- brown-inc -dot- com http://www.brown-inc.com/
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