[MUD-Dev] Libs for 3D Client/Servers

Jon Lambert tychomud at ix.netcom.com
Wed Jul 11 22:19:30 New Zealand Standard Time 2001


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Max Gilead

> Jon Lambert wrote:
 
>> The only reference I can think of offhand is the GIF format
>> (owned by Sperry?).
 
> GIF file format is owned by CompuServer and is free to use. GIF
> compression algorithm is owned by Unisys and requires license to
> use.

Ah..I knew I was close.  Unisys was formed from Sperry and
Burroughs.

I just thought of another example.  IBM has patented nearly every
one of their communications transmission protocols like... SNA,
SDLC, APPC, etc.

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