open source

Today, OSCON (Open Source Convention) London 2016 has started, and iText is there! You can find us at booth #212 and drop by for a quick chat. As a company that grew from the open source community and still offers its flagship product that way under the AGPL license, we have not forgotten what made iText such a great PDF engine in the first place - its dedicated user base. We'll be on hand at OSCON to answer your questions about iText or discuss further developments with and within the open source community. Also, get to know our army of Lego minifigs...
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...
I'm trying to create a java based plugin for an IDE (non eclipse), for which I need PDF generation. I started using iText, but I read somewhere that I cannot bundle this as part of my plug-in for distribution. I'm finding it hard to comprehend license agreements.
Are iText Java libraries to generate PDF documents free, or do we have to pay for them?
Rod Cope listed iText as one of the 10 Open Source Solutions Your Enterprise Should Be Using: "This library lets Java developers create PDF files (without shelling out big bucks to Adobe for a PDF writer)."