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Comment: Re:Transparency is supported. Pronounciation? (Score 1) 377

by Goaway (#48572953) Attached to: Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

It is technically possible but practically impossible, for two reasons: One, it is very hard to get even backwards-compatible extensions approved for addition to PNG. See the failure of APNG for an example. Two, such a change would not really be backwards-compatible, and the files would be named "png" but would not actually open in any current PNG reader. There would thus be very little advantage of adding this to PNG rather than creating a new format.

Comment: Re:I am no economist, but as a geek ... (Score 1) 205

by MrEricSir (#48552413) Attached to: The Failed Economics of Our Software Commons

Unless you're advocating a new form of Creationism that I'm not familiar with, the universe wasn't built from human labor. Software, on the other hand, is -- and that's why it costs money to make.

Free software isn't free to make. There's a reason it's free as in libre but not necessarily free as in gratis.

Old programmers never die, they just branch to a new address.

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