NewsForge: Pantone and Free Software
Nov 23, 2005, 13:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)
"Over the years, I've observed that for every favorable review
written about the GIMP or other free graphics applications, there
is another review denouncing it as useless because 'it doesn't
support Pantone.' Although I've accepted this is how the universe
works, it's worth noting that the unfavorable articles are
generally accompanied by some misconceptions about what Pantone is
and isn't used for, and the legality of supporting it.
"Misconceptions about the purpose and usage of Pantone are to be
expected, since very few graphic designers are regular Linux users
(much less coders)..."
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