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Copyright © 1997 1998 by Karin Kylander
Copyright © 1998 by Olof S Kylander
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The Gimp User Manual is an open document; you may reproduce it under the terms of the Graphic Documentation Project Copying Licence (aka GDPL) as published by Frozenriver.
This document is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the Graphic Documentation Project Copying License for more details.
The following copyright license applies to all works by the Graphic Documentation Project. Please read the license carefully---it is similar to the GNU General Public License, but there are several conditions in it that differ from what you may be used to.
The Graphic Documentation Project manuals may be reproduced and distributed in whole, subject to the following conditions:
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This license is based on the Linux Documentation Project Copying License
Whoever wishes to print this manual for commercial purposes it is free to do so, as long as it is made in accordance with the GDPL licence. However, if you would like to distribute a translation or derivative work based on a GDP manual, you must obtain permission from the author before doing so.
As the authors of this manual we naturally want such a publication to be a high quality product. We therefore encourage interested parties to contact us before printing. If you do publish the Gimp User Manual, we would appreciate if you would send us a copy, so we can review it at our website www.frozenriver.com. If you don't, we can't encourage anyone to buy it.
If someone wants to cooperate with Frozenriver to make a printed version, then this version will be given Official status as the certified GUM publication which is supported and approved by the authors. This will be mentioned at our website and also stated on the cover. The official version will also include a color calibration kit.
You may ask yourself why this issue is so important? The reason for our concern is that GUM is not an ordinary user manual for some shell utility, mail reader etc. but for an advanced image manipulation program. The manual contains more than 400 informative images which are necessary for grasping the context. There are for example certain chapters, where crucial images would be rendered meaningless in b/w or in a low resolution printing. These facts alone make it very important that a printed edition should raise, not lower the standard of the on-line version. Another reason is that we at Frozenriver wrote this manual to provide all Gimp users with free information, but also to show that our work stands for high quality, and we do not wish to be associated with a product that might damage that impression.
You may also bear in mind that we do not consider the PS, PDP, FM or HTML versions to be ready for commercial printing. The Gimp User Manual will need further editing and proofing before it's ready for commercial printing.
We hope that you can respect our wishes .