Howdy GIMP folks.  Here are some points in the licensing of GIMP that 
need to be addressed. Specifically, there's a lot of code that requires 
that the authors be mentioned in the documentation, but there is no 
mention of them anywhere.

I'm not really up to speed with these issues, so if discussion is 
needed, please bring it up with Anthony DeRobertis 
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, the originator of this bug report.



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Package: gimp1.2
Version: 1.2.3-2
Severity: serious
Justification: Policy 2.1.6

Several gimp plugins (webbrowser.c, edge.c, nlfilt.c), tools
(gimp-remote.c), and build utils (install-sh) require notice in an
supporting documentation, but Gimp's supporting documentation (e.g.,
it's online help) do not follow the requirement.

In addition, the copyright file in /usr/share/doc/gimp1.2 fails to
mention these.

Among the people and organization that need credit are M.I.T
(install-sh), Netscape Communications Corp. and Jamie Zawinski
(gimp-remote.c, webbrowser.c), Andreas Stolcke and Solbourne Computer,
Inc. (webbrowser.c), Jef Poskanzer (edge.c), David Koblas (gif.c), and
Graeme W. Gill (nlfilt.c).

Then there is Spencer Kimball and Peter Mattis in; Owen
Taylor and Manish Singh in; Paradigm Associates, Inc.
(interp_slib.c); Patrick J. Naughton (tiff.c); and CMU (mail.c)

All in all, there is quite a bit of missing legalese. And Gimp doesn't
really appear to be under the GPL. 

-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux tux-2 2.4.18 #1 SMP Tue May 7 12:47:45 EDT 2002 i686

Versions of packages gimp1.2 depends on:
ii  aalib1                        1.4p5-13   ascii art library
ii  libc6                         2.2.5-6    GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libgimp1.2                    1.2.3-2    Libraries necessary to run the GIM
ii  libglib1.2                    1.2.10-4   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk1.2                     1.2.10-11  The GIMP Toolkit set of widgets fo
ii  libgtkxmhtml1         The Gnome gtkxmhtml (HTML) widget
ii  libjpeg62                     6b-5       The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libmpeg1                      1.3.1-2.1  The MPEG library calls for movie s
ii  libpng2                       1.0.12-3   PNG library - runtime
ii  libtiff3g                     3.5.5-6    Tag Image File Format library
ii  slang1                        1.4.4-7.2  The S-Lang programming library - r
ii  wget                          1.8.1-6    retrieves files from the web
ii  xlibs                         4.1.0-16   X Window System client libraries
ii  zlib1g                        1:1.1.4-1  compression library - runtime

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