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Re: [ft-devel] freetype on the iPhone mentioned

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] freetype on the iPhone mentioned
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2008 22:48:40 +0200 (CEST)

> With Freetype being GPL (x)or modified BSD licensed*, doesn't this
> mean that either:
> - under GPL license, the complete Freetype dependent software should
>   be GPL


> - under BSD license, none of the other software may be GPL?

I think so, yes.

> Does this mean that *if* Freetype is being used in iPhone, and the
> sources are kept closed, the BSD license must thus apply, and thus
> non of the dependent software may be GPL (due to the BSD/GPL
> license).

The `problem' is not the FreeType license but the GPL which prevents
use of closed sources.


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