2004.07.08 23:14 "[Tiff] LZW and libtiff", by Bob Friesenhahn

2004.07.10 16:12 "Re: [Tiff] LZW and libtiff", by Frank Warmerdam

Now that the Unisys LZW patent has expired world-wide (as of yesterday), what is libtiff's position on including LZW support in libtiff? If source for LZW is included by default, will support for LZW be enabled by default in libtiff?

I can merge LZW code back to the main trunk, if nobody can't give a reason not to do that. It is not an issue for me, because there are no software patents in my country, but LZW code was separated to help users to avoid problems in their countries, so if someone has opinions against LZW, please, tell us.

All libtiff codecs and features are enabled by default, and LZW will do after inclusion.


I think for the 3.7.0 release you should merge the LZW support back into the main code tree and enable it by default.

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