[vtkusers] Freetype License Question

Sebastien BARRE sebastien.barre at kitware.com
Mon Feb 25 11:21:58 EST 2008


At 2/25/2008 11:06 AM, Oliver Kania wrote:
>I wonder if i can simply use freetype with VTK without any licensing Problems.
>The reason I am asking is that freetype is Licensed under GPL and
>I would do something like extending VTK with freetype. However, I have read
>that the VTK license does not allow to extend VTK with GPLed code because
>VTK would then be no longer usable as a closed source library

Freetype would not be in VTK if it was GPL.
It's actually dual licensed:
And the FreeType License is a BSD-style compatible with ours.

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