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[opensuse-project] freetype2, subpixel hinting, software patents, host it in Europe
  • From: Pascal Bleser <pascal.bleser@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2007 18:22:21 +0200
  • Message-id: <461A683D.2080306@xxxxxxxxx>
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Just to make sure I'm not missing something...

As pointed out by James Ots [1], subpixel hinting is disabled in the
SUSE freetype2 packages because it might infringe software patents owned
by Microsoft (see [2] for details).

As software patents are not applicable nor enforceable in Europe, I
could build them with enabled subpixel hinting and host them in my
repository (hosted in Germany)... right ?

[1]http://jamesots.blogspot.com/2007/04/sub-pixel-antialiasing-in-opensuse-102.html
[2]http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-bugs/2007-04/msg00126.html

Thanks for any comments.

cheers
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