Alexander Leidinger

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(Free)BSD inside Android

Today I was look­ing into the Open­Source licenses which are dis­played for Android (2.3.4). There are sev­eral files which come with a BSD license.

Dur­ing look­ing at it, I noticed that the libm has the copy­right of sev­eral FreeBSD peo­ple. I did not had an in-deep look if this is because they took the FreeBSD libm, or if this is because parts of the FreeBSD libm where adopted by other BSD projects.

What I noticed is, that some spe­cial char­ac­ters are not dis­played cor­rectly. For exam­ple the name Dag-Erling Smør­grav looks man­gled in the dis­play of the license inside the phone (I hope it is dis­played bet­ter in my blog). His name is not the only prob­lem case, there are also other char­ac­ters which are not ren­dered as expected.

This does not really look professional.


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3 Responses to “(Free)BSD inside Android”

  1. DES Says:

    I don’t really blame them, it’s one of only a few files that still have my name in latin1. I’ve been think­ing about ask­ing them to fix it, but I have no idea who to contact.

  2. Grrrr Says:

    I hope it is dis­played bet­ter in my blog”.

    Nope, not in an RSS reader (google reader)
    it does not, see .

  3. netchild Says:

    I noticed this myself. I do not know why this hap­pens. I use the default Word­Press RSS feature.

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