Hi, yesterday night on #gimp someone pointed out that an XCF loader appeared in the Imlib2 CVS tree. I was curious, checked out the source and had a closer look. There are two files, namely loader_xcf.c and loader_xcf_pixelfuncs.c, and as expected they contain code from the gimp tree, more exactly, from app/xcf.c and app/paint_funcs.c. The copyright header is however missing from both files and only loader_xcf_pixelfuncs.c has a small hint somewhere at the top that code was taken from the gimp source. Imlib2 seems to be distributed under the X11 license. Since it is quite short, I have attached the text of the file COPYING as found in the Imlib2 source tree so you can have a closer look yourself. It's definitely not our intention to make life too hard for someone who wants to hack an XCF loader. This has been clearly stated lately when the gdk-pixbuf people asked us to allow to include the relevant code under the LGPL license. Simply using the code, removing the copyright notices and putting it under a non-compatible license is however too much if you ask me and we shouldn't let Carsten get away with this. I'm not too deep into licenses and I hate to deal with legal questions. Could someone please step forward and take care of asking Carsten to change the files and take legal actions if it becomes necessary ?! Salut, Sven
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