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What do you consider being the birth certificate of your product? At iText, the first company was founded in January 2008, but the product was born long before there was a company. The Trademark registration at the USPTO mentions the FIRST USE and FIRST USE IN COMMERCE on 20000214 (that's February 14, 2000). This means that iText is 14 years old today!
In one of our previous posts, we've already listed some of the reasons why a mail to the free mailing list can be rejected when you're not subscribed. One reason could be the fact that we thought it was SPAM , another could be that you were using the word urgent , but the following screen shot shows another reason: When you post a mail to the mailing-list, it is automatically sent to more than 2500 subscribers and your mail is archived on different public archives. This may be your intention. If so, feel free to register on the mailing list and post...
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On Monday January 11, we welcome two new people on the iText Software Corp. sales staff. It's time for a bigger office in the Cambridge Innovation Centre: A warm welcome to Jason and David!
On January 6 and 7, we had the second board meeting of iText Group NV. The first board meeting took place in iText HQ in Sint-Amandsberg. For the second meeting, we went to Redwood City, CA, more specifically in this building: This is a view from inside the meeting room. A couple of weeks before the meeting, all attendees (board members as well as the American advisors) received a 70-page business plan (addenda not included). It is testament to the quality of that business plan that we only needed the first day to discuss this plan and to determine the order of priorities, except for two...
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iText HQ was (and still is) located in Sint-Amandsberg; the iText Dev Shack was located in Gent (Brugse Poort). Now that we're growing, it was time to move to a business center in Gentbrugge. The place still needs to be cleaned up a little, but we'll be ready to start the new year in a new office:
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On the day before Christmas, we've reached one of our company's milestones: we've just passed the mark of 750,000 absolute visitors in 2013: We want to wish every single one of these visitors happy holidays and a fantastic 2014!
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We've received a Calendar for 2014 from Deloitte today, and look who's featuring on the October page: When I browse the different months, I see that the technology sector in Belgium is still a men's world. I counted 50 men on the 12 photos, and only 7 women: MONTH COMPANY URL MEN WOMEN JAN OpenWay Europe www.openwaygroup.com 1 0 FEB Fishing Cactus www.fishingcactus.com 20 2 MAR Cmosis www.cmosis.com 3 0 APR Tagtagcity www.tagtagcity....
Tags: iText history
In terms of technology, 2013 was the year of memorable moments for iText 5.4.0. We released six iText versions: in 5.4.0 in February , 5.4.1 in April , 5.4.2 in May , 5.4.3 in July , 5.4.4 in September and 5.4.5 in December . But technology is only one aspect of iText. Let's take a look at was new on the iText business front in 2013. This is the year 2013 in pictures, listing the most memorable moments...
In previous blogs ( Why your mail doesn't show up on the mailing list ) and YouTube videos ( The internal kitchen at iText: how we fight SPAM ), we already explained the mechanics behind systems such as the iText mailing-list. The following screen shot is yet another example of the administrative interface that is used to keep subscribers of the mailing list from receiving SPAM: As you can see, this "question" had the word "urgent" as its subject line. We get many mails with similar subject lines: "...
Tags: businesslogoiText history
The management at iText is currently writing a new business plan for 2014-2015. This isn't a work done by a single person. Both internal as well as external consultants are contributing to the plan. At times, the text is confronting for me, but that was to be expected: I'm not hiring people to say the things I want to hear; I'm hiring people to say the things that need to be said. One (minor) example of a confronting phrase involves the iText logo: iText's graphics are inflexible, elderly and a (bit) confusing (the current iText logo is readily confused with the letter "J"). A suggestion is...