[HarfBuzz] Re: [ft-devel] Relicensing HarfBuzz code from FreeType
behdad at behdad.org
Sun Feb 4 10:21:30 PST 2007
On Sun, 2007-02-04 at 19:14 +0100, David Turner wrote:
> > The problem is in Pango actually. "Pango has no problem using it" as in
> > no one ever complained about, except recently in Fedora lists. The
> > complaint is that Pango is not LGPLed, because it uses code that is GPL
> > +FTL.
> Ah sorry, I imagined that harfbuzz was going to be distributed as a separate
> library, not as an integral part of Pango.
Eventually we probably will distribute it separately. But today, it's
just copied in Pango like it has been for a few years.
I'm rewriting the code right now, so it may not be a problem in the
future, but I like to have the freedom to copy from the current code
> In this new context, I understand that you would want a single license.
> I'm ok with re-licensing this code under the LGPL, but I believe that Werner
> wrote most of it, so you'd better ask him (and check the sources for author
All the sources mentioned you, Werner, and Robert Wilhelm.
> - David
> > Nothing serious. I thought I ask for a relicensing, but if that's not
> > possible, I'll just make it clear in Pango's license that it's not LGPL.
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > - David
> > --
> > behdad
> > http://behdad.org/
> > "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little
> > Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
> > -- Benjamin Franklin, 1759
"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little
Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
-- Benjamin Franklin, 1759
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