[mrtg] Re: mrtg 2.8.8, gifs wanted, no pngs wanted
rdump at river.com
Fri Sep 17 01:23:44 MEST 1999
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At 10:02 -0600 on 9/16/99, Brantley Jones wrote:
> I have GD 1.3, if you want, I can e-mail it to you. Why did it go to
> .png's anyway? Is there an advantage?
The advantage is immunity to Unisys attempts to spread fear, uncertainty, and
doubt regarding their LZW patent used in GIFs.
Unisys did this once before, but backed off when the outcry was strong and
PNG was being developed. They now see another opportunity, since PNG support
has been slow in coming to the major browsers, and are trying the bogus
shakedown once more.
I doubt that Unisys will get another chance. Burned twice, and all that.
Switch to PNGs. Upgrade your older browsers. Don't facilitate a 3rd Unisys
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