[ros-dev] Re: [ros-svn] [mbosma] 20952: Delete libjpeg because
sedwards and greatlord thought we should wait with jpeg support until
the patent expired. If someone got a different opinion please take the
issue to ros-dev.
ayerkes at speakeasy.net
Fri Jan 20 19:56:38 CET 2006
On Fri, 20 Jan 2006 18:05:11 +0100
mf <mf at mufunyo.net> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> > Delete libjpeg because sedwards and greatlord thought we should wait
> with jpeg support until the patent expired. If someone got a different
> opinion please take the issue to ros-dev.
> > Deleted files:
> > vendor/libjpeg/
> I hereby "take the issue to ros-dev", because I have a different
> opinion. ReactOS is filled with patented (to more and lesser extent,
> ranging from SEH to scrollbars, I kid you not) features, and I believe
> it is hypocritical to simply remove one of them. I don't know the
> details on the libjpeg patent, but I do know that linux distributions
> use libjpeg as well, and I haven't seen them remove it yet. I officially
> request a vote to revert this commit.
There's a lot of FUD going on here.
For one thing, our SEH method is not patented. It is a novel method
devised by KJK which doesn't use compiler support as claimed by the
Here's a simple experiment. Stand on a train track between two
locomotives which are pushing on you with equal force in opposite
directions. You will exhibit no net motion. None the less, you may
soon begin to notice that something important is happening.
-- Robert Stirniman
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