Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 1st Oct 2008 22:28 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces The GIMP Project has released GIMP 2.6.0. Among some UI-based changes and additional fixes, it comes the long promised integration of the GEGL library. The promise of 16 bit per-pixel non-destructive editing goes back to 2002, but it's at last here. This means that GIMP is now ready for prosumer (and in some cases even professional) photographer's usage, and this can only be big news and a big win for the F/OSS movement. GEGL will also help in future releases with proper support of CMYK. UPDATE: I guess things are not as good as the release notes want us to think. GEGL was turned "on" in the Color menu as per instructions, but I still got a no-support message for high depth TIFF pictures. If GIMP can't read existing 16bpp pictures, the feature I earlier gave them so much credit for, is useless.
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RE[5]: Great news!
by rajj on Thu 2nd Oct 2008 22:39 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Great news!"
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That's a stretch.

The only real restriction in the GPL is on redistribution in that you must publish your changes on request. You don't need permission from anybody to do anything with it other than re-license it.

All the other legalities are to try and prevent people from exploiting loopholes.

You'll only run into trouble with the GPL if you're trying to turn code licensed under it into proprietary software. Period.

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