November 21, 2001

PNG programmers poo-poo Apple patent

Author: JT Smith

The Register: "The PNG development community should not fear Apple's
recently revealed alpha blending patent, a leading member
of that band of coders has said.

Greg Roelofs, author of PNG: The Definitive Guide and a
member of the PNG development team, this weekend said
Apple's patent, number 5,379,129, was "irrelevant" to the
ongoing evolution of PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
format."

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