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OSNews: Inkscape--A Union of Contributions Makes a Difference

Jun 03, 2004, 19:45 (0 Talkback[s])
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"I had to reread Bulia's email three times. It was one of those nigh-mythical events that you read happens in Open Source projects, but never see in person. Yet, amazingly, here it was, and I knew Fred's patch would instantly double Inkscape's utility.

"Inkscape is a program for viewing, making, and editing two-dimensional vector drawings. This is different from 'raster' drawing, as in MS Paint, Photoshop, or The GIMP. In those tools you're essentially just 'painting' destructively on a canvas. By 'vector' drawing I mean that when you create a shape like a rectangle, it retains its identity..."

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