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|Developer(s)||The Inkscape Team|
|Initial release||December 12, 2003|
|Written in||C++ (using gtkmm)|
|Operating system||OS X, Unix-like, Windows|
|Available in||40 languages|
|Type||Vector graphics editor|
|License||GNU General Public License|
Inkscape is a vector graphics (pictures made from lines instead of dots) drawing program published under the GNU General Public License. Its stated goal is to become a really good drawing tool while being able to fit in with standards for SVG graphics. Inkscape was first made for Linux, but now it is cross-platform and runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and other Unix-like operating systems. As of 2007, Inkscape is actively being made better, and new features are added all the time.
Inkscape began in 2003 as a fork (break-off) of the Sodipodi project. Sodipodi, developed since 1999, was itself based on Raph Levien's Gill (Gnome Illustration Application).
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