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(Free)BSD inside Android

Today I was look­ing into the Open­Source licenses which are dis­played for Android [1] (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 [2] peo­ple [3]. I did not had an in-deep look if this is because they took the FreeBSD [4] libm, or if this is because parts of the FreeBSD [5] libm where adopted by other BSD projects [6].

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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#1 Comment By DES On September 6, 2011 @ 10:44

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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#2 Comment By Grrrr On September 8, 2011 @ 12:32

I hope it is dis­played bet­ter in my blog”.

Nope, not in an RSS reader (google reader)
it does not, see [58] .

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#3 Comment By netchild On September 12, 2011 @ 13:42

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

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