(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.

3 thoughts on “(Free)BSD in­side An­droid”

  1. 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.

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