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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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
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 gimp-1.2.1.in; Owen
Taylor and Manish Singh in gimptool-1.2.1.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
Kernel: Linux tux-2 2.4.18 #1 SMP Tue May 7 12:47:45 EDT 2002 i686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=
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 220.127.116.11-3 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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