Here's an opportunity to write some FOSS graphics history, everyone: "VGC Illustration" presents a technologically novel - and having tried it I will say *artistically superior* - approach to illustrative vector graphics. It's developed by a 1 (soon 2) person team that has serious industry and technical research credentials (Pixar, Siggraph) while at the same time being fervent open source lovers and actually developing their research as FOSS since years. Boris (the lead dev) has now fully dedicated his life mission to making VGC Illustration (and soon Animation) a sustainable open source business, and all he's asking for is pretty much peanuts considering the magnitude and scope this could soon have. If the kickstarter (which started only an hour ago and is already 10% funded!) does not work out, VGC is probably dead, so I think this is a lifetime opportunity for us to give support to establish a new powerful player and unique technological cornerstone in FOSS graphics. To conclude: Please, for the love of FOSS, throw money at this! :)

FOSS vector graphics application "VGC Illustration" is now 100% funded for a 1.0 release in july 2022! Thanks everyone for spreading the word, I'll cut back on commercial content now again. (*/▽\*)

@freebliss "Finally, using VGC Illustration on Linux distributions will be free of charge, although users will be encouraged to subscribe to the paid plan or buy a perpetual license in order to support the project. This is my way to give back to the Linux community for all their amazing work I benefited from."
Wow! :D


Pledged! Looks very much like something I've been looking for for a long time.

I just really hope this guy doesn't go down the Open Core route.

@freebliss Thanks so much for sharing! Pledged, and I really hope it gets funded 😀

@esteban hey i'm glad it resonates and that you're chipping in too, I'm also very excited to see this succeed - fingers crossed! :)

@SaulRS951 i feel the availability of a research demo ( now already makes this as legit as it gets :) but you're right in so far as only time will tell if it can live up to all the expectations (e.g. general usability and performance, which the demo is not about). Fingers crossed!

@freebliss I donated for the 1 year license the first day. Excited! Looks like it'll be a really nice tool.

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