Wain, Matthew wrote: > What effect will that have on existing user's using older versions of iText > code in there current commercial projects/products?
The older versions will no longer be supported, and will eventually die. Starting a new project with an old iText version is like investing in VHS cassettes when everybody starts using Blue-Ray disks. > What effect will it have using the latest iText (v5 or whatever) in any > future * products/projects? > i.e. Will we need to pay for it? No, as long as you make the source code of your products/projects available for free as AGPL software, you don't have to pay anything. BUT: as soon as you develop commercial activities with the new iText, you'll have to pay a fee to be released from the AGPL restrictions. I see that you're working for a governmental organization. This means you probably won't develop any commercial activities, so it will be sufficient if you make sure the users of your project/product have a way to get the source code. I quote the AGPL: "For example, if your program is a web application, its interface could display a "Source" link that leads users to an archive of the code." > I don't want to get into a situation where I recommend switching all our code > to iText from ManyImage (IBM) > to find out we are financially tied in without realising it. If your project is Free Software, then you don't have any financial obligation. That's what Free Software is about. As soon as you expect to make money with your product, you'll need to pay a fee. That's fair isn't it? iText isn't "free beer" ;-) Before you ask: I can't give you a concrete price for an iText license, because that depends entirely on your use of iText. Contact info for sales inquiries can be found here: http://itextpdf.com/contact.php It's obvious that a small company using iText to create online invoices for its customers won't have to pay as much Google will have to pay if they decide to upgrade iText in Google Analytics, Google Calendar, Google Docs, etc... -- This answer is provided by 1T3XT BVBA http://www.1t3xt.com/ - http://www.1t3xt.info ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join us December 9, 2009 for the Red Hat Virtual Experience, a free event focused on virtualization and cloud computing. Attend in-depth sessions from your desk. Your couch. Anywhere. http://p.sf.net/sfu/redhat-sfdev2dev _______________________________________________ iText-questions mailing list iTextemail@example.com https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/itext-questions Buy the iText book: http://www.1t3xt.com/docs/book.php Check the site with examples before you ask questions: http://www.1t3xt.info/examples/ You can also search the keywords list: http://1t3xt.info/tutorials/keywords/