Some News About Your Donations
Date: 2021 / 04 / 01
(This is not an April Fool!)
Since March 2019
, we have set up a donation system
, which allows users who are satisfied with our software to support us
by sending some money to the project. On one hand, this (clearly) encourages us to continue our development efforts. On the other hand, donations could be used in the future to finance the purchase of hardware, travel to conferences related to free software (e.g. for presenting the advances of the project), or even recruit interns to speed up further development.
As it was not legally possible for us (the GREYC laboratory
is developped) to directly accept small donations, we have set up a collaboration with the non-profit organization LILA
("Libre Comme l'Art"
), which is able to collect donations and transfer them back to our lab via a "grouped" payment.
You may already know LILA
, whose members Jehan
are highly involved in the development and improvement of GIMP
(GNU Image Manipulation Program
) and who are also the people behind ZeMarmot
, a nice project of 2D animation movie, to be released under Creative Common by-SA/Art Libre licenses and fully made with creative Free Software (GIMP
(left) and ZeMarmot
(right), collaborating to support the G'MIC
(Image by Aryeom, under CC by-sa 4.0 license
This has been a long time coming, but we are happy to announce that, finally, a first transfer of 4500 €
of donations has been made by LILA
to the G'MIC
project last month, corresponding to the donations received since March 2019!
Love you all, dear G'MIC
We do not yet know exactly how this money will be used, but we wanted to take this occasion to thank once again all our supporters
who made this funding possible. The fact is that now, we can actually use this money for the G'MIC
Thanks also to Jehan
, who accepted to manage these G'MIC
donations. Also a special thanks to Sam
, a recurring donor who also offers us an efficient hosting service for the files we provide for downloading.
Donations received month by month, since January 2020.
For now on, we are trying to finalize the next G'MIC
) (see the current state of the changelog
We already had a lot of exciting news
A bunch of new image filters to play with.
And of course, a lot of bugfixes (that we do not always make appear in the changelog due to lack of time 🙂 ).
We are trying to fix the few remaining bugs, in order to have a really stable 2.9.7
version to propose soon (hopefully).
Until then, let us thank you again! … And stay safe!