[HarfBuzz] Relicensing HarfBuzz code from FreeType
behdad at behdad.org
Sat Feb 3 08:03:56 PST 2007
Hi FreeType developers,
We have a bit of a problem with the old OpenType Layout code ripped out
of FreeType and called HarfBuzz these days. The problem is that Pango
is LGPL'ed, while HarfBuzz is GPL+FTL. The two do not quite match. Are
the FreeType developers willing to do one of the following:
- Change HarfBuzz license to LGPL+FTL
- Remove the advertising clause from the FTL license in HarfBuzz, such
that it becomes compatible with LGPL.
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