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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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