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Richard Hughes on color management in Linux and GNOME

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Color management on Linux used to be a thing for brave boys and girls in the past. Two years ago the GNOME Color Manager project led by Richard Hughes and powered by Argyll color management system made a major breakthrough to fix it once and for all. Now that GNOME 3.2 is just a week away, we decided to corner Richard and ask him some very direct questions.

Richard, you work as full-time employee at Red Hat. Does it help a lot being backed by a Linux vendor to work on what you love?

It's not essential, but it really helps. Red Hat are one of the cool open source companies that essentially let you hack on random stuff as long as it's somehow related to what they would like you to do. One of the things I try to do in the Linux desktop is to identify “holes” in required desktop functionality and to try and fix it. If that means writing some code for an existing project or creating a whole new framework then it's what I'll do.

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