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  Fw: GIMP 2.8.16 on VDI Platform B. Jack via gimp-user-list 12 May 19:02
B. Jack via gimp-user-list
2020-05-12 19:02:21 UTC (23 days ago)

Fw: GIMP 2.8.16 on VDI Platform

From: B. Jack 
Sent: May 12, 2020 12:02 PM
To: Michael Schumacher 
Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] GIMP 2.8.16 on VDI Platform

I'll just add to this that GIMP is also not under the GNU Affero Pulbic License [APL] (GIMP is vanilla GPL), and thus the Affero's consideration of access via a networked service (ie: VDI) as dissemination of the software, which would restrict this particular use case, does not apply.
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From: gimp-user-list  on behalf of Michael Schumacher 
Sent: May 12, 2020 11:56 AM
To: gimp-user-list@gnome.org 
Cc: Software Manager 
Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] GIMP 2.8.16 on VDI Platform



On 5/12/20 2:36 AM, Software Manager via gimp-user-list wrote:

> Hello Team,

Hi Shravani,

> As you know due to COVID-19, all the Academic Institutes across
> Australia have compulsorily planned to deliver the Academic
> requirements to be accessed from home, as such Latrobe University is
> no exception.

> In the light of present situation Latrobe is building a VDI (Virtual
> Desktop Interface) for staff and students to access the software and
> have a distance learning environment. I am aware that GIMP 2.8.16 is
> a freeware with no restrictions of usage, however I could not find
> any limitations/restrictions related to Virtual Desktop Interface on
> your website.

> Thanks & Regards
> Shravani Gopishetty

you won't find such restrictions and limitations on www.gimp.org because
GIMP is distributed as Free Software as specified in the Free Software
Foundation's Free Software definition.

Quoting from https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html, you have the
following four essential freedoms:

"
The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose (freedom 0).

The freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it does
your computing as you wish (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a
precondition for this.

The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help others (freedom 2).

The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others
(freedom 3). By doing this you can give the whole community a chance to
benefit from your changes. Access to the source code is a precondition
for this.
"

This doesn't leave any room for usage restrictions - this is the
definition's purpose, and is considered a good thing :)


But please, do consider to offer a more recent version of GIMP than
2.8.16 - the current stable version is 2.10.18.


--
Regards,
Michael
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