Gimp 2.8 will be licensed under GPLv3+

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  1. Dark Star

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    Gimp developers after 1 year of development has finally pushed the first testing release [2.7.0]. The 2.7 series is a testing release and will eventually form the stable 2.8.0 series.

    With the new upcoming 2.8 series, Gimp will see some radical change.

    • On Canvas Text Editing
    • Improved BALB and GEGL integration
    • Merger of GSOC projects.
    • Improved UI
    • Lots of performance improvements and bug fixes
    • Tagging brushes, patterns etc
    • Grouping of layers.
    • Ability to rotate brushes



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    Gimp 2.6 Interface


    The first changelog for 2.7.0 [alpha 2.8] has brought some interesting facts but the headliner was the change in license, with 2.8 version Gimp will opt the highly acclaimed GPLv3 and will be the one of the most used software to opt the v3 license..

    Digg it : http://digg.com/linux_unix/Gimp_2_8_will_be_licensed_under_GPLv3

    Change log : gimp - GNU Image Manipulation Program

    Download Gimp 2.7.0 : GIMP - Downloads
     
  2. kougar24

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    What about the ability to move a layer without moving its mask? Would be huge.
     
  3. Speedz

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    Well, the upcoming changes look awesome!!

    Btw, Darky mind explaining the title a bit, as in what are the implications/benefits if any of using the license??
     
  4. Dark Star

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    I don't think it will be implemented in 2.8, btw the mask in Gimp is fixed along with the layer so its almost impossible to do it. But inorder to do it one must change the way mask work in Gimp /

    Yea the changes are awesome. 2.10 will bring even more drastic changes ;) Had a chat with deleopers :p

    Well till date Gimp was using GNU Gpl v2+ and RM Stallman released GPL v3 few years back. Initially people restrained to GPLv2 but now slowly they are changing ,even Openoffice going to adopt v3.

    There are no implications, GPL mostly meant for Opensource software so you can use it if you want to release it in full Open source environment , read the license here The GNU General Public License - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)

    Just an update guys : The news got staggering diggs and made it to the first page with a massive 332+ digg and going more :p Linux/Unix
     
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