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Malcolm McLean

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Registered: 2/7/10
Posted: Sep 4, 2010 2:09 PM
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Walter Roberson <> wrote in message <Wf3eo.32433$6o7.7169@newsfe21.iad>...
> 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.

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