On 6 Jun 2004, at 15:30, R. A. Hettinga wrote:

> <http://observer.guardian.co.uk/print/0,3858,4940746-102285,00.html>
> 
>  Observer
> 
> Security clampdown on the home PC banknote forgers
> 
> Banks win EU support for software blocks to tackle the cottage
> counterfeiters Tony Thompson, crime correspondent Sunday June 6,
> 2004
> 
> The Observer
> Computer and software manufacturers are to be forced to introduce
> new security measures to make it impossible for their products to be
> used to copy banknotes.

Hmm hmmm ... and what about Open Source graphics software like Gimp?  

  http://www.gimp.org/   

Will Gimp be banned because of everybody can throw out the call to the
banknote detection routine?  

Will the banknote detection software be made publicly available to the
Gimp developer team?  

Questions over questions ...  

Axel H Horns


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