On Wed, May 29, 2002 at 01:26:07PM +0200, RaphaŽl Quinet wrote:
> ./gimp-1.2.1.in             (Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis)
> ./gimptool-1.2.1.in         (Owen Taylor, Manish Singh)

This is gibberish. Someone bolted on some boiler plate which claims that
the whole of the GIMP is covered by an obnoxious advertising clause.
Most likely this happened because they copied an existing manual page
source from another project.

The presence of this boilerplate is a documentation bug, and can be
fixed by removing the boilerplate or replacing it with a statement
about the GNU GPL.

Ben is even complaining about a manual page that he himself wrote,
claiming that it is copyrighted software written by other people.
Please don't substitute 'grep' for a working brain.

> ./plug-ins/common/gif.c     (David Koblas)
> ./plug-ins/common/tiff.c    (Patrick J. Naughton)

We already knew about at least these and I was told (on #gimp I think)
that it was not a problem.

> The other files are more annoying.  The first thing to do would be to
> remove the GPL statement at the top of theses files because it is
> incompatible with the "advertising clause".

That's nice but you can't redistribute my code under this alternative
license.  So you must rewind to a Gimp 0.6x era tiff.c plugin if that's
the preferred solution.

I may eventually find time to rewrite tiff.c without any code re-use
and thus without license problems. I have no idea where I will find
time to do this. Maybe Debian have some volunteers who can come and
finish my PhD for me?

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