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#1 GeniusPooh   Members   -  Reputation: 157

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:44 AM

Hi..

 

I need totally free or MIT license Font lib.

 

I'm Korean so I can use multibyte character.

 

Everybody using FTGL..

 

but at source forge it marked as GPL!!

 

and at their document  It looks like MIT.

 

What is real license of FTGL.

 

and Can you recommend me totally free font renderer?

 

Damn..

 

after 1-2 years later I must make one and mark it as totally free. 

 

why we must be suffered so much about font or that kind of things.


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#2 claesson92   Members   -  Reputation: 402

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 08:01 AM

"FTGL is free software. You may use it, modify it and redistribute it under the terms of the MIT license or the GNU LGPL, at your option."

- FTGL Website

 

FTGL uses FreeType which is released under a BSD-style license: http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/freetype/freetype2.git/tree/docs/FTL.TXT

 

 


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#3 GeniusPooh   Members   -  Reputation: 157

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:17 AM

"FTGL is free software. You may use it, modify it and redistribute it under the terms of the MIT license or the GNU LGPL, at your option."

- FTGL Website

 

FTGL uses FreeType which is released under a BSD-style license: http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/freetype/freetype2.git/tree/docs/FTL.TXT

 

 

what is "the GNU LGPL, at your option.""??


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:05 PM


"FTGL is free software. You may use it, modify it and redistribute it under the terms of the [/size]MIT license or the [/size]GNU LGPL, at your option."[/size]
- FTGL Website
 
FTGL uses FreeType which is released under a BSD-style license: http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/freetype/freetype2.git/tree/docs/FTL.TXT

 
 
what is "the [/size]GNU LGPL, at your option.""??[/size]


it means you can pick whichever of the two licenses (MIT or LGPL) you prefer.
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#5 Servant of the Lord   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 16741

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 01:17 PM

Note: GPL and LGPL are two different licenses.

LGPL is perfectly usable for closed-source commercial games as long as you don't modify the library, and as long as you link to it dynamically.
GPL I tend to avoid for commercial software, as it has more limitations that make it less palatable to me for business purposes.

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#6 Sik_the_hedgehog   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1475

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:01 PM

Yeah, it says you can choose to use either license. Take whichever one you like more.

 

As for LGPL: it's like GPL but if you link to it dynamically (i.e. link as DLL) it won't affect your source code. If you statically link then it does, just like the GPL. Honestly, since you have the option for the MIT license, go with that and make your life easier.


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#7 GeniusPooh   Members   -  Reputation: 157

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 07:55 PM

Yeah, it says you can choose to use either license. Take whichever one you like more.

 

As for LGPL: it's like GPL but if you link to it dynamically (i.e. link as DLL) it won't affect your source code. If you statically link then it does, just like the GPL. Honestly, since you have the option for the MIT license, go with that and make your life easier.

 

 

Still confusing .. Is it makeing sense? select very unbenefit license. ??

 

Who want to choose about using GPL?

 

If he choose MIT. he can distribute his software as GPL.

 

I don't understand

 

Cause I'm Korean? :)?


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:03 PM

Trying to put this in simple English:


You may choose either the LGPL or the MIT license. You can choose either one. Some people like the LGPL and some people like the MIT. Which one you prefer depends on what your goals are. Just pick the one that is best for you.

 

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당신은 LGPL 또는 MIT 라이센스 중 하나를 선택할 수 있습니다. 하나 하나를 선택할 수 있습니다.LGPL와 MIT 같은 어떤 사람들은 같은 어떤 사람들은. 어떤 원하는 사람은 목표가 무엇인지에 따라 달라집니다. 당신에게 가장 하나를 선택합니다.


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#9 Sik_the_hedgehog   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1475

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:42 PM

...just choose MIT and save yourself the headache. Ask a lawyer if needed.

(OK, that was blunt, but I guess that in his case it'll be probably better in the long term =P)


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#10 Olof Hedman   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 2619

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:59 AM

The option to use LGPL is probably there mostly for political reasons.

 

Some people have a strong preference for anything GPL. 



#11 GeniusPooh   Members   -  Reputation: 157

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 04:19 AM

Okay thanks good peoples

 

I must use MIT..

 

and for not confusing others I think about make my own lib under MIT.Hmm.. ( not now :) when I'm so free )


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and real genius inventor :) but very kind warm heart .. and having serious depression for suffering in Korea

 

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