[HarfBuzz] Relicensing HarfBuzz code from FreeType

Behdad Esfahbod 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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