The Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) is an annual workshop for
developers and users of free software graphics applications to
collaborate and advance the cause of high-quality free graphics
software. From now until April 22, you can help support this event
by making a donation to the LGM 2009 community pledge drive. LGM is
free to attend, so your support is critical to making this
important event a success.
The fourth annual LGM will be held May 6 - 9, 2009 in Montreal,
Canada at Polytechnique
Montreal. Donations will be used solely to help cover travel
costs for volunteer developers and presenters. Last year's campaign
raised more than $12,000 dollars from individuals and corporations
in the community.
As with last year, pledges can be made online at Pledgie.com.
to make your contribution. All donations are tax deductible for US
taxpayers. Large donations from corporations and individuals may go
through the Pledgie campaign or contact LGM directly at
email@example.com in order to coordinate.
About Libre Graphics Meeting
For four years, the Libre Graphics Meeting has been the premiere
conference for developers, users and supporters of free software
graphics applications. Developers from projects such as GIMP, Inkscape, Blender, Krita, Scribus, Hugin, the Open Clipart Library, and the
Open Font Library
gather to work on interoperability, shared standards, and new
ideas. Work at prior LGMs has pushed the state of the art in
important areas such as color management, cross-application sharing
of brushes and other assets, and common formats.
The face-to-face meetings and opportunities for collaboration
are important to developers, but LGM offers plenty for end users as
well. Tutorials, talks, and birds-of-a-feather (BOF) meetings to
help free software users get the most out of their applications
fill out the LGM schedule, and demonstrations from artists showcase
what is possible.