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

From: Leon Woestenberg
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] freetype on the iPhone mentioned
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 21:42:58 +0200


On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 3:10 AM, David Turner <address@hidden> wrote:
> wow, there are just so many misunderstandings in your posts. let's try to
> clear things up.

> first of all, the BSD and GPL licenses *are* compatible. What this means is
> ...
> second, FreeType is not covered by the BSD license, but by its custom
> FreeType license (FTL). The FTL is very similar to the 3-clause BSD license

My reasoning was as follows: says:
The FreeType License <...> <is> not compatible with the GPL".

So, I concluded the user must
1) *either* choose GPL license
2) *either* choose FTL license

In case (1) dependent software should be GPL as well (as per GPL license).
In case (2) the dependent software cannot be GPL (due to the
incompatible licenses).

So I did not see how by selecting Freetype the other (dependent)
software could be a mix of GPL and closed-source software.

I assume the web site is not on par with the current licensing
situation, or I am I making a fool of myself again not thinking
straight here?


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