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27Apr/05Off

More on RAW formats and encryption

There is a nice interview on dpreview.com with David Coffin, author of dcraw.c, a nice little Linux program that decodes most RAW formats from digital cameras. Very cool and useful stuff. From the interview:

3. Are you ever concerned about the legal implications of reverse-engineering proprietary file formats?

If anyone sued me, I'd be the biggest free software hero since Jon Johanson. It's better for the camera makers to ignore me and hope I lose interest.

Heh. Rock on, Dave.

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