[Mageia-dev] Tainted build

Romain d'Alverny rdalverny at gmail.com
Tue May 31 16:38:07 CEST 2011

On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 16:31, andre999 <andr55 at laposte.net> wrote:
> Michael Scherer a écrit :
>> Supixel rendering, there is a patent on it :
>> http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/freetype/2006-09/msg00064.html
> The reference is from September 2006, almost 5 years old.  There is no
> indication of expiry dates, and rather limited details on the patent claims
> involved, apparently now held by Microsoft.  (The further link to Microsoft
> is no longer valid.)
> It would seem advisable to have more info before making a decision.

And you're welcome to search for it and document this situation. Such as with:

 * http://www.freetype.org/patents.html
 * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ClearType#Patents
 * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subpixel_rendering#Patents

Said patents are due to expire in 2018/19 according to these sources.


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