[Freegis-list] Public Geo Data: Patent problem with GeoGrid TOP50 Dornier Gmbh

Henrion Benjamin bh at udev.org
Sat Mar 13 02:05:52 CET 2004


Hi,

I'm writing to you because I want to have details regarding the patent
problems you encontered with the TOP50 geo data format, patented by
Dornier Gmbh, and used by the National Geo Institute to provide public
maps on DE only on win32/proprietary software.

This patents forbids to make a Free implementation so as to read their
format.

Can you give more details?

Here are some details:

http://swpat.ffii.org/brevets/effets/geogrid/index.fr.html

Fight software patents!

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Benjamin Henrion <bh at udev.org>
http://bh.udev.org



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