2011/12/1 Rimas Kudelis <rq@xxxxxx> > Hi, > > I'm wondering why subpixel hinting is not enabled by default in Haiku. If > i'm reading it correctly, 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? > > Rimas > >  > http://www.freetype.org/**patents.html<http://www.freetype.org/patents.html> > > Rimas, I'm sure that there are reasons we can't even think of to use the Free-Type algorithms. I can think of several not too. For me, as a developer, I would prefer for the techniques, algorithms, and everything else be fresh and new. I realize we are a re-implementation at Haiku. There is also much that is new. The point is, when others come at Haiku with any infringement type questions; I would wish that there be NO validity in the claims. I know what a tall order that is. So do you. -- Jerry Babione Founder-Just Plain Folks Org. Inc.