iText founder talks open source, PDF and IP at OpenSourceForU

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In a long interview with OpenSourceForU, India's prime press portal on all matters open source, the magazine sat down with iText founder and strategist Bruno Lowagie. In the interview, he talks about the past and future of iText and PDF and shares his wisdom about monetizing open source projects in the smartest way. You can read the entire interview by clicking through here, but here's already an excerpt of Bruno's words:

"India can play a vital role in expanding the open source world by allowing this vast resource of talented people to contribute to open source projects. When you write closed source software, you can’t show the world how talented you are. Open source software is very transparent; everyone can assess the quality of your code. Ultimately, this should improve the quality of code in general".

India continues to be a very important region for iText, so obviously we are pleased with the attention for our position in India's open source community!