Re: [xsl] licence to produce pdf format docs

Subject: Re: [xsl] licence to produce pdf format docs
From: Markus Spath <mspath@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 05 Feb 2003 18:11:04 +0100
Rob Campbell wrote:
If I build and sell a software system that renders documents in pdf format
from stored XML using FOP do I need a licence from Adobe or anyone else
covering the ability to produce and use the pdf format? i.e. is the pdf
format itself protected in any way?

AFAIK adobe owns the copyright but gives everybody copyright permission to generate and distribute documents confirming to pdf; vendors of software producing pdf (apache/fop) probably have to include a copyright notice, but they don't need a licence or written agreement.


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