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Personal Paint 7 and New GIF Policy:
Unisys has updated its policies on the distribution of GIF software. Free
distribution without a license apparently is now impossible, unless it is
from a charitable institution. Shareware software must have a license from
Unisys, and the software must include two limitations: 1) the GIF component
must not be usable until the software is registered and 2) the software
must kill itself after 30 days of unregistered use. Both 1+2 are a
requirement, one is not enough. All previous statements have been removed
from the Unisys web site, including the archive of press releases.
The whole story is at <http://www.cloanto.com/users/mcb/19950127giflzw.html>.
Our packages such as the forthcoming Personal Paint 7 have a GIF component
which even suppports GIF animation, and is licensed from Unisys.