Acknowledgments and Other Issues
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The LZW algorithm is derived from the compress program (the proper
attribution is included in the source code). The Group 3 fax stuff
originated as code from Jef Poskanzer, but has since been rewritten
several times. The latest version uses an algorithm from Frank
Cringle -- consult libtiff/mkg3states.c and
libtiff/tif_fax3.h for further information.
The JPEG support was written by Tom Lane and is dependent on the
excellent work of Tom Lane and the Independent JPEG Group (IJG)
who distribute their work under friendly licensing similar to this
Many other people have by now helped with bug fixes and code; a
few of the more persistent contributors have been:
Bjorn P. Brox Dan McCoy
J.T. Conklin Richard Minner
Soren Pingel Dalsgaard Niles Ritter
Steve Johnson Karsten Spang
(my apology to anyone that was inadvertently not listed.)
It appears that Unisys is actively pursuing copyright control on the
LZW compression algorithm. In particular, users of the LZW compression
within the TIFF framework. For this reason the TIFF 6.0 spec states
that LZW compression is not recommended. It is unclear at this time
what compression algorithm will be used in place of it. I have no idea
what this means to you or to this library. I make no warranty or
guarantees with regard to the LZW support in this library.
Use and Copyright
Silicon Graphics has seen fit to allow me to give this work away. It
is free. There is no support or guarantee of any sort as to its
operations, correctness, or whatever. If you do anything useful with
all or parts of it you need to honor the copyright notices. I would
also be interested in knowing about it and, hopefully, be acknowledged.
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