[Mageia-dev] Tainted build
andr55 at laposte.net
Sat Jun 4 04:23:07 CEST 2011
Ahmad Samir a écrit :
> On 31 May 2011 16:38, Romain d'Alverny<rdalverny at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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 :
>>> 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 is no longer valid.)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.
> One more source, the all very-extensive
> written by the freetype upstream lead dev.
Ok, so a wiki page on outstanding patents would be good.
... another item on my to-do list :)
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