Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sun 9th Jan 2011 12:39 UTC, submitted by RichterKuato
Graphics, User Interfaces "GIMP 2.8 has been talked about for more than a year and back in January there was a GIMP 2.8 release schedule by Martin Nordholts that had set the final release for the 27th of December. That date has now passed and, sadly, this major update to this leading open-source graphics program is still not close to being released."
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The problem is not wether there are donations, but donation campaigns that work have something useful in exchange for their users.

Example: "Donate enough $$ to hire one or more full developers for a year" will definitely attrack more donations than just "please support us by donating"

Also there exist non profit foundations, which take care of promotion donations on not only users but companies that may find useful to have a more advance graphic editing application.

But gimp developers are not the marketing types (which is to be expected), so it seems they never really bother to do this. They even seem to have entered Google SOC but didn't even bother integrating the contributions!

Edited 2011-01-09 21:03 UTC

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