Libre Graphics Meeting, or LGM for short, is a conference for users and developers of free and open source graphics software. It brings together people from many projects, including Inkscape, GIMP, Krita and Blender, and aims to foster collaboration and sharing of ideas.

This year, LGM is held in Brussels, Belgium between 27th and 30th of May. MyPaint will be represented, for the first time, by at least project leader Martin Renold and developer Jon Nordby. Obvious highlights so far includes Martins proposed technical talk on C/C++ extensions for Python and the planned OpenRaster BoF session. There will undoubtedly be many other interesting things going on when so many great people with similar interests come together.

For more information about Libre Graphics Meeting, read Alexandre Prokoudine’s article on and check out the official website.

We hope to see as many people involved with MyPaint and other free software graphics projects as possible, both users and developers. So don’t be shy, sign up and come join us! If you are unable to attend, but wish to support this effort, please consider donating. Be sure to send your support and donations to for the Libre Graphics Meeting 2010!