Good news: Ghostscript goes GPL

Matthias Andree matthias.andree at
Fri Jun 16 11:18:45 UTC 2006


Artifex have released Ghostscript 8.54 under the GPL, essentially giving
up their split licensing model and the time lag of a year for the GPL

Source: (German language)

This now lists 8.54 as current GPL-licensed ghostscript:

And the release notes confirm this:

Scroll all the way down on this one:

Note that the ghostscript ports do not have a maintainer at the moment.
(I don't have more spare time, so I don't plan to take maintainership
for more ports.)

However, a unification of existing ghostscript-{afpl,gpl,gnu} ports into
one (and its -nox11 slave port) may reduce the number of conflicts on
end users's systems.

Matthias Andree

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