Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Apr 2007 18:53 UTC
SuSE, openSUSE As reported by Slashdot, debate has risen over ClearType in Linux. OpenSUSE recently disabled this technology, saying "that this feature is covered by several Microsoft patents and should not be activated in any default build of the library". Other websites have picked up on this as well: "The strange thing is though: no matter the fact that Novell and Microsoft are now buddies, openSUSE still has to be concerned about the ClearType patents!"
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RE[2]: News is wrong
by djame on Tue 10th Apr 2007 21:53 UTC in reply to "News is wrong"
djame
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2005-07-08

I thought it was a patent from apple ?
more importantly, freetype include this stuff since at least 3 years and since then, one had to modify a .h file to activate it.

So what's the buzz about ?

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