[thelist] Macromedia is suing Adobe?

spinhead evolt at spinhead.com
Tue Oct 23 17:18:22 CDT 2001

Sorry my question wasn't clearer: what's the background behind Macromedia's
claim? What patent? Which technology? I've looked around a bit, and can't
find any technical info on what it's about.


----- Original Message -----
From: "John Dowdell" <jdowdell at macromedia.com>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 3:00 PM
Subject: Re: [thelist] Macromedia is suing Adobe?

> At 2:53 PM 10/23/1, spinhead wrote:
> > http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,47773,00.html
> > So, Macromedia says they invented PhotoShop in 1998? Is
> > this more GIF89a LZW nonsense?
> I know that last address is getting crossposted anew this afternoon,
> usually with a rhetorical question rather than a substantive question (as
> above), but the AP feed on that story was indeed a little off-base...
> there's a Macromedia patent which Adobe is using within Photoshop, it
> that "Macromedia invented Photoshop".
> jd

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