...and the reason behind that :

Q: Why the split from Sodipodi?

Mainly just differences in objectives and in development approach.
Inkscape's objective is to be a fully compliant SVG editor, whereas
for Sodipodi SVG is more a means-to-an-end of being a powerful vector
illustration tool. Inkscape's development approach emphasizes open
developer access to the codebase, as well as to use and contribute
back to 3rd party libraries and standards such as HIG, CSS, etc. in
preference to custom solutions.
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