I N K S C A P E . Draw Freely: This has been a hole in the open-source landscape for a while now. Good to see it filled.
Inkscape is an open source SVG editor with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, Visio, etc. Supported SVG features include basic shapes, paths, text, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, node editing, svg-to-png export, grouping, and more.
Inkscape was registered on SourceForge last October.
Inkscape supports grouping, affine transformations, z-order operations, direct node editing, freehand drawing, several flexible shape tools, converting to path, boolean operations, path simplification and offsetting, text kerning and tracking, multi-stop gradients, dashed strokes, path markers (e.g. arrowheads), clones (linked copies), pattern fills, live watching and editing the document tree in the XML editor, PNG and PostScript export…