How do I make sure my software complies with AGPL: How can I use iText for free? iText is available under the open source license, AGPL as well as a commercial license. If you purchase a commercial license, you can keep your source code to yourself allowing you to retain your IP. If you use the AGPL version, you need to release your source code free of charge. But what does that really mean in practical terms? One of our developers, created a short post to explain where and how to publish your source code to comply with AGPL. Where and how to publish Free Software - by Amedee...
In a long interview with OpenSourceForU, India's prime press portal on all matters open source, the magazine sat down with iText founder and strategist Bruno Lowagie. In the interview, he talks about the past and future of iText and PDF and shares his wisdom about monetizing open source projects in the smartest way. You can read the entire interview by clicking through here , but here's already an excerpt of Bruno's words: "India can play a vital role in expanding the open source...
If someone uses the iText library in an android application for PDF without purchasing license, how will iText know he did that? Since he will not be releasing the source code how will they know he used their library? how could they take legal action against him? Again I am not planning in doing this. I was just curious.
I'm trying to create a java based plugin for an IDE (non eclipse), for which I need PDF generation. I started using iText, but I read somewhere that I cannot bundle this as part of my plug-in for distribution. I'm finding it hard to comprehend license agreements.
What is the difference between lowagie and iText. Is this just version difference or up-gradation to library. Which one recommended to be used.
Are iText Java libraries to generate PDF documents free, or do we have to pay for them?
Can iText 2.1.7 (MPL/GPL) licence be used in commercial projects? I am not a legal guy but lots of discussion threads suggest that there is no issue using the earlier version (2.1.7) of iText in commercial projects as that version is bounded with terms & conditions governed by MPL /GPL license.