Re: [Gimp-developer] [Gimp-user] GIMP should fork babl and GEGL

On Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 10:27 PM, Elle Stone wrote:

Another advantage to forking babl and GEGL for GIMP is that GIMP's fork of
babl and GEGL could be GPLed, thus freeing the GIMP devs to add FFTW
(Fourier transforms, and other new functionality to
GIMP. FFTW is GPLed. At present, GIMP is somewhat hobbled as to what GPL
code can be used for new editing functions because the babl/GEGL code is

Well, it's a shame we can't legally use FFTW to revive that GSoC
project, but FFTW is not the only option out there. There's e.g.

Also, as Jehan correctly stated, licensing a library under GPL opens a
whole can of worms. Just google for "libredwg gpl freecad librecad" to
see what kind of madness can happen.


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