The FreeType 2 font engine is copyrighted work and cannot be used legally without a software license. In order to make this project usable to a vast majority of developers, we distribute it under two mutually exclusive open-source licenses.

This means that you must choose one of the two licenses described below, then obey all its terms and conditions when using FreeType 2 in any of your projects or products.

Note that this license is compatible to the GNU General Public License version 3, but not version 2.

The contributed BDF and PCF drivers come with a license similar to that of the X Window System. It is compatible to the above two licenses (see file src/bdf/README and src/pcf/README).

The gzip module uses the zlib license (see src/gzip/zlib.h) which too is compatible to the above two licenses.

Houdini third-party libraries and tools