[haiku] FreeType patents are expired

  • From: Rimas Kudelis <rq@xxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2011 11:23:53 +0200


I'm wondering why subpixel hinting is not enabled by default in Haiku. If i'm reading it correctly[1], the algorithm used by FreeType for that purpose is not patented, and all other FreeType-related patents are expired, so why would Haiku be more afraid than Debian or any other Linux distro?


[1] http://www.freetype.org/patents.html

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