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Non-profit association «LILA»

LILA is a non-profit organization, under French law 1901, declared and funded in 2005. We promote Arts and Artists, as well as access to technics and knowledge for everyone.

The association has its headquarters at 7 bis, rue Saint Hilaire in Poitiers. If you like what we do, do not hesitate to send postcards or other nice mail! 🤗

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Early showing with live music (cinema-concert) of "ZeMarmot" and GIMP conference at Libre Graphics Meeting (Rennes, FRANCE)

The Libre Graphics Meeting (LGM) is the biggest meeting gathering graphics Free Software across the world. Born in 2006 from a proposition by the team of the Free Software GIMP the event went on every year (thanks to the support of various major projects, such as GIMP, Blender, Inkscape, Scribus)… until 2019, because of a pandemy which everybody knows about!

And so, after 2 years where the event went online, then 2 years without LGM at all, it is finally back, this time in France, Rennes, from Thursday, May 9 (French holiday) to Saturday, May 11, 2024!

Members of LILA, Aryeom and Jehan, will be there and will present 2 talks on the row:

  • Saturday, May 11 at 2PM: GIMP 3.0 and beyond

    Together with the rest of the GIMP team, with their hats of software maintainer (Jehan) and software designer and artist (Aryeom), we will present the future of GIMP, whose version 3 is getting very close!

  • Saturday, May 11, at 3PM: Early screening with live music (cinema-concert): « ZeMarmot »

    Though the project is not completely over, it will be a first complete showing of our short (a little below 10 minutes), "ZeMarmot"

    Not only this, but this screening will be supported by live music, with 3 musicians from our friend music collective, AMMD, who work with us on this movie. ORL in particular, the film score composer, will be present.

Logo of Libre Graphics Meeting 2024

We will await you!

  • Event page
  • Location: Activdesign 4A rue du Bignon 35000 Rennes FRANCE
  • Dates of Libre Graphics Meeting: From May 9 to 11, 2024, doors opening at 9AM, then all day long!
  • Dates and time of the GIMP talk: Saturday, May 11, 2024 from 2PM to 3PM (by the GIMP team)
  • Dates and time of ZeMarmot showing with music, followed by talk and questions: Saturday, May 11, 2024 from 3PM to 4PM (by Aryeom, film director, ORL, composer, Jehan, developer, Pelin (flutes) and Adrien (bass guitar))
  • Full program
  • Online map
  • More info on how to reach the location
  • Broadcasting and recording: unsure 🤔.

Conference GIMP and ZeMarmot in Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy

On Friday 4 November 2022, from 6PM to 8PM, Aryeom, animation film director (among others "ZeMarmot"), and Jehan, main developer and maintainer of GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), will host a conference at the Jules Verne Library in Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy.

The event is organized by the Collective Factory of the Libre Culture (FCCL), a public service of the city, Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy.

Poster for the talk "GIMP et ZeMarmot" of 4 November 2022 in Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy

Poster for the talk "GIMP et ZeMarmot" of 4 November 2022 in Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy

They will talk about the Free Software GIMP, its fully community-based organization, the place of "ZeMarmot" project, animation film produced by LILA and itself under an Open/Libre license, within GIMP development, but also as a project on its own.

Various topics can be raised: from Libre Art to Community, Free Software, through copyright or funding questions… all this on the basis on an actual running project.

Come and meet us!

Note: it's the first non-virtual event LILA participates to, ever since the unfortunate health situation. How exciting! 🤗

LILA continue supporting G'MIC project (2019-2020 report)

(This is not an April Fool!)

We announced in 2019 the funding through LILA of G'MIC project in order to support its development.

Gmicky and ZeMarmot supporting together the G'MIC project (by Aryeom, CC by-sa)

Gmicky and ZeMarmot supporting together the G'MIC project! (image by Aryeom, CC by-sa 4.0 license)

This campaign is still going on to this day. Between March 2019 and December 2020, 4500€ have been donated and transfered for G'MIC development. For more details, read this first funding report which G'MIC published today.

Of course the funding page is still opened so that anyone can still help funding this wonderful image processing framework:

LILA supports the G'MIC project

G'MIC is a full-featured open-source framework for image processing, distributed under the CeCILL free software licenses (LGPL-like and/or GPL-compatible).

G'MIC, Open-Source framework for image processing

G'MIC is mostly developed by David Tschumperlé and Sébastien Fourey in the IMAGE team of the GREYC laboratory (French Research Lab, affiliated to the CNRS, the University of Caen, and the engineering school ENSICAEN). Both are enthusiastic researchers, committed to open science and free software, trying to make regular contributions to the field of image processing in addition to developing this software in their spare time. G'MIC provides a popular plug-in for GIMP, Krita and Paint.NET, as well as a command-line tool, containing hundreds of image filters and effects to help artists and scientists around the world transform or improve their images.

Unfortunately their lab does not accept direct donation. Since a Libre framework for image processing is absolutely within the boundaries of LILA's objectives, we accepted to act as an umbrella organization to collect donations for G'MIC.

The money collected will be periodically paid to the IMAGE team, to be used for the development of G'MIC.

🎉 Welcome to G'MIC at LILA's! 🎉