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Eric S. Raymond -- Are you ready for Burn All GIFs Day?

Oct 31, 1999, 19:59 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric S. Raymond)

Are you ready for Burn All GIFs Day?. On November 5, webmasters all over the world will convert their sites to eliminate all GIFs. Please join this effort and show Unisys that the net will not tolerate its sleazy attempt at a $5000-per-site shakedown based on the LZW patent.

By converting your site on or before November 5th, you will also send a message to hostile software patent-holders that the net will actively resist future attempts to torpedo open-source software with "submarine patents".

For tools to make converting your entire site easy, see the gif2png home page.

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Eric S. Raymond