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SubjectRe: [License of kernel components] linux-2.x.y/Documentation/logo.GIF should be logo.PNG?
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On Tuesday 23 December 2003 10:20, xan2@ono.com wrote:
>Hi,
>
>I believe that the tux logo located at
>linux-2.6.0/Documentation/logo.gif is the image that appears on the
>boot of the system if framebuffer is enabled, isn't it?
>
>In this cas, and also if it's only for documentation purpose, I
> think that we could change the propietary (and I think patented)
> format of this logo (gif) to anyone that were free (for example
> like PNG format [that has GPL licensed]).

I don't think GIF was ever "proprietary", but the l-z-w compression
used was patented. The patent expired earlier this year. So gif is
back.

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