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Program for LGM 2015 is up! I'll be presenting on http:/imgflo.org, with tidbits of +Flowhub  and +The Grid
 
The program of +Libre Graphics Meeting 2015 is up.
Pathum Egodawatta. Jumping. This presentation will review Sri Lankan graphic design as a Case Study for the role of Libre Graphics tools and practices in the developing world. I work with a group of friends as a design studio / collective (mooniak.com) and we started using libre tools, ...
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The Grid Guide saw our #SMWNYC  demo :-)
It seems like the Grid is finally starting to get out there and show us more details. Call me excited. Yesterday Dan Tocchini took the stage among 9 other start-ups in the Social Media Week NYC (SMWNYC). He gave a short presentation introducing the Grid and showed us how to add content to your Grid …
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"We didn't switch from Photoshop to Krita for some kind of revolutionary ideology, even though, as you know, we are experts in revolution here in France" -- in an exclusive in-depth interview for LGW, François Grassard talks about integration of Krita, Blender, Natron into the program of ATI department in Paris-8 university.
In an exclusive in-depth interview, François Grassard talks about integration of Krita, Blender, Natron into the program of Paris-8 university.
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New Inkscape release out! :)
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People are so impatient about this release they keep posting news when official announcement isn't even out yet :)
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"Remember, America’s Founders quite consciously created the first patent system in the world aimed at the common man, in contrast to the feudal and elitist patent systems prevailing in Britain and Europe at the time. The first patent law passed in April of 1790 set patent fees to a level any ordinary citizen could afford — less than 5 percent of the rate in Britain. It encouraged large numbers of people, the vast majority of whom lacked the wealth to build factories and manufacture products from their patents (now called “non-practicing entities”), to participate in inventive activity. And in a huge break from European patent systems of the day, it facilitated the licensing and sale of patent rights, thereby creating the world’s first market for new technology."

"The low patent fees and ability to license patent rights turned invention into a new income-earning career path for thousands of poor but technically creative citizens. And as a result, within 50 years the U.S. per capita patenting rate reached three times the rate in Britain. U.S. inventors were also far more prolific than their British counterparts, creating five times as many patented inventions as Britain did each year, even though our populations were then roughly equal in size. By 1885, the U.S. per capita patenting rate was quadruple that of Britain."

"If we’re honest with ourselves, we must admit that the patent system today has lost much of its original democratic character. Sure, anyone with a good inventive idea (and at least $20,000 for legal and other fees) can get a patent. But what can you do with that patent? More than likely, you won’t be able to put it to good use unless you have the multi-million-dollar resources required to launch a startup, secure a licensing deal with a big corporation or, if necessary, litigate to stop an infringer. Those are all unlikely pathways."

- http://kcy.me/1fn9h vía +Alberto Ruiz 
The unspoken reality is that the U.S. patent system creates a market so constricted by high transaction costs and legal risks that it excludes the vast majority of small and mid-sized businesses and prevents literally 95 percent of all patented discoveries from ever being put to use to create new products and services, new jobs, and new economic growth.
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There should be a clause where if you don't use it, you lose it.   This should also count for old software, which should expire (say 5 years after the last release that uses the patent).
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"Being in tech and not caring about tech culture is a luxury, only affordable to those with enough privilege to ignore it & too little empathy to care."
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Just donated to the +Inkscape 2015 hackfest. Please do so as well! https://inkscape.org/en/support-us/hackfest
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Very comprehensive update to GSS documentation was released today. Learn about making web layouts with constraints!
Web developers are expected to build increasingly sophisticated UIs faster, cheaper, with tools that have not evolved with the times. Why is the trivial task of centering an element with CSS so obtusely complex? CSS was designed to separate presentation from content, but even with Flexbox, ...
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imgflo 0.3 is out, allows you to build operations and use them in other GEGL-based apps, like GIMP! www.jonnor.com/2015/01/imgflo-0-3
Time for a new release of imgflo, the image processing server and dataflow runtime based on GEGL. This iteration has been mostly focused on ironing out various workflow issues, including documentation. Primarily so that the creatives in our team can be productive in developing new image ...
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#LGM15 in Toronto, call for participation open now! Like visuals/graphics/typography/layout/...? Artist, coder, designer, hacker - or all the mentioned? Libre Graphics Meeting is for you
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Hi Robert. I donated you 10 pounds as a small thanks for your videos, particularly the good information on bioplastics. Thanks!
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