[Biojava-l] Re: BioJava Lims Query -

Alex Rolfe arolfe at MIT.EDU
Fri Feb 28 09:05:33 EST 2003

I assume that JpegEncoder used to be freeware, though it was a while ago
so I don't remember for certain (and I haven't worked on the LIMS stuff
since leaving the Whitehead Inst.).

As far as the jpeg library for the LIMS stuff- it shouldn't really
matter which you use.  It's only used in one place and should be easy to
replace JpegEncoder with the javax package.


Thomas Down <td2 at sanger.ac.uk> writes:

> The whole of the biojava-lims module was contributed by Alex
> Rolfe, who I've copied on this mail.  It looks like the licence
> for the JpegEncoder package has recently been changed, because
> I can find the old, "Redistribution and use in source and binary forms,
> with or without modification" licence in quite a few places on
> the web:
>      http://www.chemaxon.com/marvin/doc/user/JpegEncoder.license.txt
>      http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/~jwo/landserf/landserf180/thirdParties/jpegencoder/license.txt
>      ...etc...
> so I presume it was distributed under this licence for some
> time.  I don't see how this licence can be revoked on copies
> that have already been distributed.
> That said, I wouldn't really recommend using *any* third party
> Jpeg library any more, unless you've found something badly
> wrong with the one supplied in javax.imageio.plugins.jpeg.
>      Thomas.

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