JPEG Reference Software Final Call for Proposals
While JPEG (Rec. ITU T.81 | ISO/IEC 10918) is still the most dominant still image format around, it may seem surprising that ISO/IEC never provided a reference software demonstrating a proper implementation of the standard, and as such, has given rise to third party implementations of ISO/IEC 10918 that, however, often implement the JPEG standard only incompletely, or sometimes even deviate from it. Given the market dominance of ISO/IEC 10918, it seems desirable to guide implementations to the correct implementation of this Recommendation | International Standard and to provide reference as how to reach conformance to it.
JPEG has a long tradition of providing open source software based only on license-fee-free and royalty-free technology, and it is the goal of this call to identify a software that is available under such licenses, e.g. BSD or a GPL license.
The Call for Proposals, with all related info, can be found in this document.