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
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.
fourth annual LGM will be held May 6–9, 2009 in Montreal, Canada at
École Polytechnique. 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
As with last year, pledges can be made online. Visit pledgie.com to make your contribution. All donations are tax deductible for US taxpayers.