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XMP Toolkit 4.1.1 Officially Released under BSD License

rejon, May 14th, 2007

That’s right, Gunar from Adobe, blogged it today and sent me an email! This is super great news that I want to blockquote:

The 4.1.1 XMP Toolkit (SDK) has been finalized and moved to the Adobe’s Developers Center. The 4.1 Toolkit is now available under the BSD license for open source developers.

Although the previous Adobe open source license is quite open, we decided that is was best to use a standard open source license that is respected in the open source community. Opensource.org was invaluable in reviewing the many different open source licenses that are available.

The 4.1.1 XMP release is significant because it include the source code for developers to read, write and update XMP in popular image, document and video file formats including JPEG, PSD, TIFF, AVI, WAV, MPEG, MP3, MOV, INDD, PS, EPS and PNG.

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More XMP Toolkit Plugs

rejon, May 13th, 2007

In a follow-up to Mike’s post about XMP, I (through CC) have been working with Adobe XMP’s product manager, Gunar Penikis, on how CC and Adobe can work together on XMP. Also, in the same line, I’m friends with and working with Cyrille Berger and Hubert Figuiere, who have each noted how positive of a step releasing XMP SDK/Toolkit under a BSD license is for the larger community.

I’m having some other discussions with all the above mentioned folks with regards to how this is going to pan out, but all I can say is that it is going to encouage XMP to flourish, and return help smooth out metadata and embedding across the board.

This really frees up the space for more developments

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