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From: Jonathan Turkanis (technews_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-03 14:32:58

"Rene Rivera" <grafik.list_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> Jonathan Turkanis wrote:

> > Thanks for clarifying this. I was hoping the expiration of the LZW patent
> > I could add LZW compression to the iostreams library. To you have more info
> > which other countries have issued patents on this algorithm which have yet
> > expire?

> ... Although this patent has expired in the United
> States, patent searches by the FSF show that worldwide patents exist
> until 2006. If you must have a patent free version of the library,
> please look into libungif as a suitable replacement.
> So perhaps you could ask them...
> Project Info - Libungif - An uncompressed GIF library


Maybe I can add the code now, but with

     BOOST_STATIC_ASSERT(__YEAR__ >= 2006);



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