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Funny thing.... I was at saturn, some bigger german electronics market... We looked for a new laptop for a friend.. While standing with some clerk on the computer to find the best offer for him, i spotted this gem.

#GIMP #version #2.10, in box, with #printed #manual (!), for 14,99€


At first .. i didn't really understand what the offer should be for a opensource app for more than ten bucks..

But then i learned that it included a printed manual (which explained the weight of the somewhat compact package;)).

After looking around, i spotted a bunch of comparable offers of open source software, most probably all of them including some sort of printed manual at least.

To be honest, i'm not the biggest friend of selling open source software (including only a windows binary on this one).

But ... yes i can respect that they put in the effort to distill a ready to install storage medium and a printed manual of some sort.

I don't know about the quality of the handbook itself ... and i expect that most of the content printed in there is open available documentation anyways.

But yes....

In the end .. i like it.. To see #GIMP .. as a commercially available software.... within reasonable borders..... ;)

#open #source #opensource #libre #software #windows
To be honest, i’m not the biggest friend of selling open source software (including only a windows binary on this one).
Well I am a big fan of it, especially if it occurs transparent. To fulfill the license there will be the source code on the disc.
I don’t know about the quality of the handbook itself … and i expect that most of the content printed in there is open available documentation anyways.
Yes of coarse: https://docs.gimp.org/2.10/de/ maybe they translated the parts which are still in English or didn't print those.
That documentation is GNU-FDL so if that printed manual is based on this it's probably the same license with all it's changes (if they added layout or examples or a cover or whatever).

But to be honest: I wouldn't pay 15 bucks to find out :D

Very well found, thanks for sharing!
@Ta Deus Heh yeah, i wouldn't pay that much for it either..

But i did pay for some cd roms and printed books decades ago (suse linux and suse linux aktuell cdrom mirrors later on).. Somewhere i even should have a red had linux manual .... and they are every penny worth still..

But yeah...

I found it interesting and positive to learn that we're already in such an open world, that one can buy a somewhat really good software package from the shelf ... and learn about open source / libre software along the way....

That's definitely a plus ;)
Hans W hubzilla (AP)
I once, a very long time ago, wrote a review about a gimp book and got it in advance. Funny to see how it is still used.