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Re: [PATCH] jpeg image reader

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: [PATCH] jpeg image reader
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 13:46:19 +0100
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Robert Millan <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tue, Jan 15, 2008 at 01:21:04PM +0100, Marco Gerards wrote:
>> >> 
>> >> I do not think these algorithms can be copyrighted and are in the
>> >> public domain?  Can you check this?
>> >
>> > Only actual code can be copyrighted.  Algorithms can only be patented.
>> >
>> > Copyright expires into public domain, but this is only theoretical since
>> > they reform copyright law every 20 years to extend it.
>> >
>> > I think only patents actually expire in practice.
>> What I meant was, that the code Bean used is public domain already.
>> AFAIK that's not uncommon for reference implementations.
> It shouldn't be.  I wouldn't be too sure though.

Bean will know :-)


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