modules/freetype2/docs/PATENTS
author Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Fri, 12 Feb 2010 14:11:30 +1300
changeset 38091 f12473882d84252401d963ec0a2898f79274559e
parent 22693 9e5b08f9e9d96d15872c7b8c60312bb579be4115
permissions -rw-r--r--
Backing out bug 541406 due to test failure


                    FreeType Patents Disclaimer
                            August 1999



WE HAVE  DISCOVERED THAT APPLE  OWNS SEVERAL PATENTS RELATED  TO THE
RENDERING OF TRUETYPE  FONTS.  THIS COULD MEAN THAT  THE FREE USE OF
FREETYPE  MIGHT BE  ILLEGAL IN  THE USA,  JAPAN, AND  POSSIBLY OTHER
COUNTRIES, BE IT IN PROPRIETARY OR FREE SOFTWARE PRODUCTS.

FOR  MORE DETAILS,  WE STRONGLY  ADVISE YOU  TO GO  TO  THE FREETYPE
PATENTS PAGE AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESS:

                http://www.freetype.org/patents.html

WE WILL NOT PLACE INFORMATION IN THIS FILE AS THE SITUATION IS STILL
UNDETERMINED FOR NOW.  AT THE  TIME THESE LINES ARE WRITTEN, WE HAVE
CONTACTED APPLE'S  LEGAL DEPARTMENT AND ARE STILL  WAITING FOR THEIR
ANSWER ON THE SUBJECT.

PLEASE READ  THE `INSTALL' FILE TO  SEE HOW TO  DISABLE THE ENGINE'S
BYTECODE INTERPRETER IN ORDER TO  BUILD A PATENT-FREE ENGINE, AT THE
COST OF RENDERING QUALITY.


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