Doing some really cool things with this. I hope the GPL is not a non-starter for its adoption.
Why would it be? We're not talking about video or sound file that has all kinds of DRM and copyright movements, I think that doesn't apply.
Because the GPL requires that any subsequent code also be open sourced. Since the primary users of this would be browser vendors, most of which are primarily closed source, that's a barrier to companies like MS building support for it.
You don't need to open source your images. You just need to opensource modifications of your generator code, in case you evolve it.
This is really great, i still cringe when people use unoptimised huge png on their sites which are killing my bandwidth.
I wish something like this would catch on with widespread support from browsers and design software. I've used BPG on a couple projects (where the requirements were specific and the environment tightly controlled) and while it's been great to work with, It's a pain to work with because support is so limited.
Looking forward to using this when it gets stable.
Can't wait for the .GLOOF format to come out, too. Exciting times.
Now and forever fliff will always be the professor brothers.