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* The GIMP application core, and other portions of the official GIMP
  distribution not explicitly licensed otherwise, are licensed under
  the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE -- see the 'COPYING' file in this
  directory for details.
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[ The below explicit exemption, we hope, clears up the GIMP
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  developers' position concerning an ambiguity with the GNU General
  Public License concerning what constitutes a 'mere aggregation'
  versus a combined or derived work.  The intention is to make it
  clear that arbitrarily-licensed programs such as GIMP plug-ins do
  not automatically assume the GNU General Public License (GPL)
  themselves simply because of their invokation of (or by) procedures
  implemented in GPL-licensed code, via libgimp or a similar interface
  to methods provided by the pdb: ]
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* If you create a program which invokes (or provides) methods within
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  (or for) the GPL GIMP application core through the medium of libgimp
  or another implementation of the 'procedural database' (pdb) serial
  protocol, then the GIMP developers' position is that this is a 'mere
  aggregation' of the program invoking the method and the program
  implementing the method as per section 2 of the GNU General Public
  License.
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* 'libgimp' and the other GIMP libraries are licensed under the
  GNU LESSER GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE -- see the 'COPYING' file in the
  libgimp directory for details.
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