Walter Roberson <email@example.com> wrote in message <Wf3eo.firstname.lastname@example.org>... > On 28/08/10 2:05 AM, SUNNY wrote: > > > I need the source code for JPEG2000 .... especially on converting image > > to tiles.... > > JPEG2000 is based upon patented algorithms. Some of the companies > involved have not given patent waivers. Other companies have given > waivers only for implementing _exactly_ what is in the JPEG2000 > standard, which makes the waivers useless for anyone who wants to > experiment with the algorithms. If you don't want to experiment with the > algorithms, then you don't need the source; recent Matlab releases are > able to read and write JPEG2000. > You can experiment with patented algorithms to your heart's content. That's part of the patent concept - the method must be made public so other people can develop it. What you can't do is commercialise the results without the permission of the original patent holder.