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Adobe Relicenses XMP Toolkit as Open Source

May 30, 2007, 20:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Willis)

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"Adobe has released a new version of its Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) toolkit, and for the first time it is under an open source license that allows the code to be incorporated into free software. XMP is Adobe's XML-based specification for metadata geared toward digital images and multimedia.

"In April we reported on two independent open source XMP projects, the Nautilus add-on XMP Manager and the library exempi. At that time, the then-current version (3.5) of Adobe's XMP software development kit (SDK) was incompatible with the GPL due to the attached license. Consequently, both projects had to implement their own XMP reading and writing functionality from scratch..."

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