At 02:22 PM 12/4/2001 +0100, Raphael Quinet wrote:
- XCF is designed for internal use by the Gimp while one is editing an
  image but it is not supposed to be used for the "final" images to be
  distributed to other people.  Other (standard) formats such as PNG or
  JPEG should be used if one wants to share and image with others.  So
  no one should use XCF as a file exchange format (except among Gimp
  users, maybe).

        Personally, I think that's a short sighted decision (see my previous mail for the reasons), but it's your call - not mine!   And if that's the general opinion (and you folks can live with it), then I'll stop work on the XCF coder.  Should I remove it, since you feel it might cause confusion??

- This may be controversial, but ImageMagick has a BSD-style license
  that includes the "advertising clause". 

        ImageMagick has NO license.  The only thing we say is:
ImageMagick is copyrighted by ImageMagick Studio LLC, a non-profit organization. ImageMagick is available for free, may be used to support both open and proprietary applications, and may be redistributed without fee.

  This is not compatible with
  the GPL and this means that any code contributed to ImageMagick and
  any improvements that could be done in that code cannot be re-used
  later in the Gimp (maybe in a plug-in, but not in the core).

        I would not expect that any of the code that is written to support XCF in ImageMagick would make it way back into Gimp (since it's really us trying to support things you already do).  HOWEVER, you are welcome to take ANY code from ImageMagick and incorporate it into the Gimp to your heart's content!


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