[Mageia-dev] Tainted build
ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Tue May 31 17:38:08 CEST 2011
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 is no longer valid.)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.
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