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Re: [ft] FreeType License and patents

From: Antoine Leca
Subject: Re: [ft] FreeType License and patents
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 18:51:46 +0100
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Eric Rannaud écrivit :
> On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 11:16 AM, Dave Crossland <address@hidden> wrote:
>> On 13 January 2012 20:13, Werner LEMBERG <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> I would like to add something similar, with the exception that code
>>> especially marked as patented within the FreeType source code is not
>>> covered.
>>> Comments?
>> Why not just switch to Apache?
> Apache2 is not compatible with GPLv2
... neither is the FreeType License (FTL), which is the very reason for
the complex licensing if I understand correctly (docs/LICENSE.TXT)

> However, by switching to Apache2, or by adding such a clause, you will
> likely make Freetype harder to use for some projects that may have
> liked the current license better. (e.g. OpenBSD: they don't like
> Apache2, and maybe would reject Freetype license + patent grant.)
Are you sure OpenBSD is using the Freetype library under the FreeType
License (i.e., with explicit attribution a.k.a "advertising")?


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