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Re: License review for new itext version



On Sunday 12 August 2007 23:01:34 Jochen Schmitt wrote:
> Hello,
>
> in the past we have removed itext and pdftk which depends on itext from
> the Fedora distribution due
> license issue.
>
> In the new iText package itext-2.0.4 I have found a text file about the
> licensing situation of the
> source file coming from Sun Corporation Inc.
>
> I have uploaded this file for review on
>
> http://www.herr-schmitt.de/pub/itext/sun.txt
>
> I want to know, it this ok for Fedora. But I assume, that the last term
> about usage this
> file for nuclear weapons may be a blocker.

Jochen, do you have an update of the situation? Will upstream agree to modify 
the license scheme a bit?

I use pdftk randomly in my job, several times a year, but I really need it. It 
is not so nice to see one usefull package go away from Fedora.

-- 
Laurent Rineau
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/LaurentRineau


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