[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.
ch at eudicon.com
Fri Jan 20 20:37:07 CET 2006
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.
Thanks for reading,
I agree. Make the support optional instead and let the user choose which
features to enable. ReactOS frame-based exception handling is also covered
by a patent. Of course, if you disable that feature then ReactOS is
practically unusable ;-( But my point is, let the user choose. The user can
buy a license for these patent covered features if they need one.
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