[cairo] Anti-grain backend?

Carl Worth cworth at cworth.org
Mon Sep 8 15:19:31 PDT 2008

On Mon, 2008-08-18 at 14:58 -0400, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> Based on traffic on agg-list, it seems like the project is currently dead, and
> there's been no code change in the license switch or after that.  People are
> talking about forking and continuing development.

Yes, and this seems to be picking up now.

> Agg's a nice piece of software.  I want to sit down and lift some code/ideas
> from it one day.  Need to check that the license really allows that first.

The fork is picking up from AGG 2.4 which was liberally licensed. The
only thing that wasn't was a copy of GPC included, (and optionally
compiled into aGG). The GPC license isn't "DFSG free" since, (if I
recall correctly it has field-of-use restrictions).

In the talk of the "new" AGG development, there has been a proposal to
even drop GPC to make it a pure, liberally-licensed implementation.


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