FreeType comes with two licenses from which you can choose the one which fits your needs best.

  • The FreeType License (FTL) is the most commonly used one. It is a BSD-style license with a credit clause and thus compatible with the GNU Public License (GPL) versionĀ 3, but not with the GPL versionĀ 2.

  • The GNU General Public License (GPL), versionĀ 2. Use it for all projects which use the GPLv2 also, or which need a license compatible to the GPLv2.