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1999.11.30 22:23 "libtiff 3.5.3 release.", by Michael L. Welles
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1999.11.30 23:07 "Re: libtiff 3.5.3 release.", by Tom Lane
1999.12.01 00:08 "Re: libtiff 3.5.3 release.", by Michael L. Welles
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1999.12.01 00:08 "Re: libtiff 3.5.3 release.", by Michael L. Welles

Richard Stallman informed Frank and I that the FSF's lawyers see LZW compression as encumbered by the patent:

> My understanding is that LZW decompression is not encumbered by the LZW
> patent, but that LZW compression is. Do you know if that is true?
>

> That is how our lawyers read the patent, and so that is what we > base our actions on.

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M. L.  Welles                   mike@onShore.com

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