[Scribus] Color swatches - Legal and technical issues

Gregory Pittman gpittman
Wed Jan 31 19:47:56 CET 2007

Branko Vukelic wrote:
> Joining this debate on color a bit late.
> I think, too, that an open alternative to any proprietary color system
> would be beneficial. First of all, it would be possible to describe
> colors in a consistent and standard way, and every major (or minor,
> for that matter) software vendor would be free to implement it.
> Secondly, anyone who knows how to measure color would be able to
> invent *proprietary* formulas, make profit off it and still use the
> open color system as a reference. There could be, for instance, 3, or
> 4, or 100 different formulas for color OpenMatch ABC123 and from
> different vendors. Suddenly the printers would no longer have to rely
> upon one producer for their supplies.
I wonder if this is something that could find a way to come up at the 
LGM2 in Montreal? Seems like the perfect venue for the concept.


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