1097Re: [PanoToolsNG] IPIX is history
- Aug 1, 2006As I understood it, the software business model was built around users
purchasing license 'credits' - e.g. to make one pano, you had to buy one
With no one to buy credits off, does this mean that the Ipix software is now
On 31/07/06, Roger Howard <rogerhoward@...> wrote:
> This will surely be of interest to the members of this group:
> Without knowing any more details, I would say that this doesn't mean any
> real or perceived risk presented by the infamous IPIX patents goes away -
> patents are often some most valuable items to be liquidated as part of
> such a business collapse, and very often people who buy patents in such
> cases are more aggressive than the previous owners about squeezing any
> value from them that they believe may exist.
> Nevertheless, I still wonder what this holds for the self-imposed limits
> of the PanoTools developers, who've painstakenly/painfully avoided
> conflict with IPIX by limiting the functionality of the mainline PT
> library. It's not clear to me whether there has been any real threat in
> recent years, and whether there's truly any risk left to making the PT
> libraries fully functional (with regard to fisheyes). Of course I don't
> expect our dedicated developers to take any undue risk, but perhaps this
> will change the thinking even somewhat.
> Cheers and huzzah!
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