On 29 May 2002, at 16:36, RaphaŽl Quinet wrote:

> On 29 May 2002 08:17:16 -0400, "Anthony DeRobertis"
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> > > Here is a sorted list of files that have copyright notices that
> > > are not compatible with the GPL (derivatives of the BSD license
> > > with the so-called "advertising clause"):
> >
> > If that's just from sorting my list, then beware that I just did
> > some greps. I didn't actually read the licenses at the top of every
> > file.
> >
> > I just grepped for 'supporting'.
> I also did a couple of greps for several variations of "copyright
> notice" and "documentation".  I think that your list was correct.  I
> only added a note about ./plug-ins/common/gifload.c to Bugzilla
> #83362.

On request of someone here, I did a in-depth study of the licenses
used in the GIMP 1.2.2's plug-ins, three-quarters of a year ago.

I published the results at <http://www.xs4all.nl/~collin/test/GIMP-

The idea was that Sven and Mitch would write the authors to see if we
could GPL the plug-ins that weren't GPL'ed already.

I don't know what happened to that. (Sven? Mitch?)

On a side note: Guile advertises itself as _the_ extension
programming language. It's part of the GNU project, so I assume it's

I am not a programmer, so I don't know how hard or easy it would be
to use Guile as a drop-in replacement. The homepage
<http://www.gnu.org/software/guile/guile.html> makes it look very
simple to write a Guile supporting app in C, but again, I cannot
really judge if this is indeed as simple.

(Short tutorial of writing a plotting program with a Guile interface
under X Windows: <http://www.gnu.org/software/guile/docs/guile-

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