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BIRT and iText (or other GPL libraries) [message #558792] Tue, 14 September 2010 13:25 Go to next message
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Hello,

Is the iText.jar included or needed in the BIRT 2.6.0?

There is a guide

5. Copy iText.jar to the platform/plugins/com.lowagie.itext/lib directory. If the directory does not exist, create it

in the BIRT version 2.1 guide:

http://wiki.eclipse.org/Servlet_Example_%28BIRT%29_2.1

I'm asking this because for my customer the GPL and maybe AGPL license (the license of the iText) are not ok.

Do you know if the BIRT 2.6.0 includes any libraries or plugins etc., which have some GPL license? (GPL, LGPL, NPL 1.1, AGPL etc.)

BR,

Mika

[Updated on: Tue, 14 September 2010 13:26]

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Re: iText and the BIRT (or other GPL libraries) [message #558923 is a reply to message #558792] Tue, 14 September 2010 21:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I believe that you need to be careful on your version of iText. You want:
iText PDF library Version: 1.5.4

This version is dual licensed under MPL / LGPL (you should choose Mozilla
Public License)

The more recent versions of iText (5+) are now licensed under AGPL.

There is a discussion of the license change here: http://itext-general.2136553.n4.nabble.com/Silent-license-ch ange-td2156060.html
and here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IText

As to what this means going forward (in future versions of BIRT) it is an
issue that we will be wrestling with for the Indigo release (tentative BIRT
4.0.0)

Scott Rosenbaum
Innovent Solutions, BIRT PMC


> I'm asking this because for my customer the GPL and maybe AGPL license
> (the license of the iText) are not ok.
>
> Do you know if the BIRT 2.6.0 includes any libraries or plugins etc.,
> which have some GPL license? (GPL, LGPL, NPL 1.1, AGPL etc.)
>
Re: BIRT and iText (or other GPL libraries) [message #558947 is a reply to message #558792] Wed, 15 September 2010 06:10 Go to previous message
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Hello,

Is there the iText library inside the Birt 2.6.0 runtime? Or in the designer.

I haven't found it from the 150 jars or plugins of the runtime. But it is possible that I didn't noticed it.

BR,

Mika
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