[vtkusers] Freetype License Question

Oliver Kania ptw.freiburg at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 25 12:22:18 EST 2008

Sebastien -- Thanks !
One more question: -- since freetype is used by VTK --
Will VTK include more fonts that can be rotated and scaled ?
I am talking about a full integration with TextActor or something similar.

regards, Oliver

2008/2/25, Sebastien BARRE <sebastien.barre at kitware.com>:
> Oliver
> 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:
> http://freetype.sourceforge.net/license.html
> And the FreeType License is a BSD-style compatible with ours.
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