Re: [indic] Re: Lack of Complex script rendering support on Android

From: Christopher Fynn <>
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 13:45:47 +0600

Hard to keep track of these things - but shouldn't affect the fact
that one can safely implement OpenType rendering without a "licence"
from Adobe or Microsoft.

On 7 November 2011 13:21, Philippe Verdy <> wrote:
> 2011/11/7 Christopher Fynn <>:
>> I'm sure people like RedHat, Debian, and Sun/Oracle (who use it in
>> OpenOffice) - have satisfied themselves that the open type rendering
>> they use is unencumbered.
> Actually now, this (OpenOffice) should no longer be Sun/Oracle but
> Apache. Oracle has donated OpenOffice to Apache that accepted it.
> Since the ecqusiation of Sun by Oracle, some OpenOffice developers
> were unhappy with Oracle and splitted the project in LibreOffice; not
> sure that both projects will merge again now that OpenOffice goes to
> Apache, but Apache has stated that both projects could live now (there
> are some differences in the GUI, but many developers are already
> trying to make modules that works on both projects). For now
> OpenOffice is still branced by Oracle in the current distribution,
> this may change in the next major relase showing the Apache branch,
> once all IPR issues are solved between Oracle and Apache.
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