On Thu, 4 Nov 1999, Ian McKellar wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 02, 1999 at 05:50:53PM -0500, Bill Dolson wrote:
> > Hi;
> >     I have been developing commercial software for telecine color
> > correction (film to tape transfer) using GTK on Linux for nearly a year
> > now.  I have a requirement to offer filter plug-ins and wish to explore
> > using the GIMP Plug-ins.  I did an exploratory post asking if anyone was
> > aware of using GIMP plug-ins in non-GIMP apps last week but did not get
> > a reply.  I have been working on this some more and wish to pursue this
> > further.
> >     As far as I can determine, for those Plug-ins which are GPLed there
> > should be no problem with us distributing them so long as we comply with
> > the license requirements.
> My understanding of the GPL is that you would not be able to link GPLed GIMP
> plug-ins with non-GPL software.

Gimp plug-ins are not linked into the calling program (they are run as
separate processes), so you can call them from any program you like
without violating the GPL.


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