Copyright © 2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2006,2007 Keith Packard
Copyright © 2005 Patrick Lam
Copyright © 2009 Roozbeh Pournader
Copyright © 2008,2009 Red Hat, Inc.
Copyright © 2008 Danilo Šegan
Copyright © 2012 Google, Inc.
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The FreeType 2 font engine is copyrighted work and cannot be used legally without a
software license. In order to make this project usable to a vast majority of developers,
we distribute it under two mutually exclusive open-source licenses.
This means that *you* must choose *one* of the two licenses described below, then
obey all its terms and conditions when using FreeType 2 in any of your projects or
- The FreeType License, found in the file `FTL.TXT', which is similar to the original
BSD license *with* an advertising clause that forces you to explicitly cite the
FreeType project in your product's documentation. All details are in the license file.
This license is suited to products which don't use the GNU General Public License.
- The GNU General Public License version 2, found in `GPL.TXT' (any later version
can be used also), for programs which already use the GPL. Note that the FTL is
incompatible with the GPL due to its advertisement clause.
The contributed BDF and PCF drivers come with a license similar to that of the X
Window System. It is compatible to the above two licenses (see file src/bdf/README
The gzip module uses the zlib license (see src/gzip/zlib.h) which too is compatible to the
above two licenses.