Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th May 2006 19:18 UTC, submitted by JCooper
Microsoft If it is up to Microsoft, the omnipresent JPEG image format will be replaced by Windows Media Photo. The software maker detailed the new image format Wednesday at the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference here. Windows Media Photo will be supported in Windows Vista and also be made available for Windows XP, Bill Crow, program manager for Windows Media Photo said in a presentation.
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RE: Curious
by elzurawka on Thu 25th May 2006 21:51 UTC in reply to "Curious"
elzurawka
Member since:
2005-07-08

If this was a Ubuntu-promoted format, then is would be open source, and could be adopted by anyone. A mac user, or windows user can still use it, if those OS's chose to add it. Now when MS makes a format, it closes it down, so we will have to reverse engeneer it, and maybe we will get lucky and be able to read the file, and create one in 5 years, when the new format comes out.

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RE[2]: Curious
by Tom K on Fri 26th May 2006 05:26 in reply to "RE: Curious"
Tom K Member since:
2005-07-06

The specifications to the format are open ...

Got anything better, or just more of the same FUD? :-)

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RE[3]: Curious
by dylansmrjones on Fri 26th May 2006 05:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Curious"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

The specifications are not open.

The specifications are accessible, but that does not qualify as open.

The license for seeing the specification does not allow for use in Open Source applications/systems, effectively working as a new Vendor Lock-In attempt.

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