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Re: [ft] FreeType License and patents

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [ft] FreeType License and patents
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 09:28:40 +0100 (CET)

>>>> Comments?
>>> Why not just switch to Apache?

Well, we have our special advertisement clause, and I would like to
stay with it.

>> 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.)

This is life.  To please everyone, we have to make it public domain,
probably.  But I definitely don't do this.


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