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ETDA Conference - Short overview of iText

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Presentation given by iText Software at the ETDA conference in Bangkok at July 27, 2017. Giving a short overview of iText.

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ETDA Conference - Short overview of iText

  1. 1. © 2015, iText Group NV, iText Software Corp., iText Software BVBA© 2015, iText Group NV, iText Software Corp., iText Software BVBA ETDA & iText Conference Bangkok, July 27, 2017
  2. 2. © 2015, iText Group NV, iText Software Corp., iText Software BVBA Short overview of iText2 How did this happen?
  3. 3. © 2015, iText Group NV, iText Software Corp., iText Software BVBA Short overview of iText3 How it all started for PDF 1991: “The Camelot Paper” by John Warnock, Adobe Explains why PDF is needed From Carousel Product Specification to PDF 1.0 Adobe’s bold move: make the Reader free of charge
  4. 4. © 2015, iText Group NV, iText Software Corp., iText Software BVBA Short overview of iText4 How it all started for iText 1998: first open source PDF library; 2000: first iText release Bring PDF from the Desktop to the Server World-wide distribution as open source library iText’s bold move: Automate PDF creation
  5. 5. © 2015, iText Group NV, iText Software Corp., iText Software BVBA© 2015, iText Group NV, iText Software Corp., iText Software BVBA Document workflow
  6. 6. © 2015, iText Group NV, iText Software Corp., iText Software BVBA Short overview of iText6
  7. 7. © 2015, iText Group NV, iText Software Corp., iText Software BVBA Short overview of iText7
  8. 8. © 2015, iText Group NV, iText Software Corp., iText Software BVBA© 2015, iText Group NV, iText Software Corp., iText Software BVBA Open source
  9. 9. © 2015, iText Group NV, iText Software Corp., iText Software BVBA Copyright versus Copyleft Copyright law allows an author to prohibit others from reproducing, adapting, or distributing copies of the author's work. Copyleft gives every person who receives a copy of a work permission to reproduce, adapt or distribute the work as long as any resulting copies or adaptations are also bound by the same copyleft licensing scheme. Short overview of iText9 © ©
  10. 10. © 2015, iText Group NV, iText Software Corp., iText Software BVBA Open Source License overview Short overview of iText10
  11. 11. © 2015, iText Group NV, iText Software Corp., iText Software BVBA How the (A)GPL works A: you own the software  You grant rights: copy, modify, distribute  You distribute a copy of the source code  Disclaimer: “as-is”; no warranties  Additional rights: e.g. specific legal notices, use of trade names B: you distribute verbatim copies  Everything listed under A still applies  You may remove additional permissions  The software remains GPL C: you distribute works “based on”  Everything listed under A+B still applies  Add notice + date for each modification **  Your work is automatically (A)GPL (viral effect!) Short overview of iText11 * * USE only: you don’t have to accept the GPL ** Modification: very broad interpretation
  12. 12. © 2015, iText Group NV, iText Software Corp., iText Software BVBA Licensing options Viral effect of the open source license:  The product is available for free for those who accept and comply with the F/OSS license,  The product is improved thanks to bug fixes and code contributions,  As soon as the product is also distributed under another license, a commercial license is needed. Commercial license for commercial use: The product is available under a custom license for those who pay for the product:  Support, Warranty, Indemnification, Release from the requirements of the F/OSS license,  Perpetual (per server) + maintenance, Capacity Rental, OEM. Partnerships for co-creation and co-promotion of products! Short overview of iText12
  13. 13. © 2015, iText Group NV, iText Software Corp., iText Software BVBA iText DITO iText 7 platform 13 iText 7 Core pdfSweep pdfInvoice pdf- Calligraph pdf2Data pdfHTML ... pdfXFA pdfDebug iText 7 engine DITO SDK pdfHTML Designer Short overview of iText
  14. 14. © 2015, iText Group NV, iText Software Corp., iText Software BVBA© 2015, iText Group NV, iText Software Corp., iText Software BVBA Why iText?
  15. 15. © 2015, iText Group NV, iText Software Corp., iText Software BVBA What people tell us: We use iText because of the quality of the PDFs:  E.g. many other products don’t support tagging, specific features we need,… We use iText because there is a big iText community:  Many people write about iText; questions on Stack Overflow get answered quickly. We use iText because we see that it is actively developed:  We see that iText Group constantly invests in new development,  It’s as if iText has been around forever! The iText development team offers great support:  The support team has helped us solve our problems;  Feature requests from our company made it into the official road map. Short overview of iText15
  16. 16. © 2015, iText Group NV, iText Software Corp., iText Software BVBA© 2015, iText Group NV, iText Software Corp., iText Software BVBA Thank you!

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