iText is free for most uses. And sending a PDF to the browser sounds like one of the free uses.
Back to your question, the only other free PDF library I know of is PDF Box.
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:iText is free for most uses. And sending a PDF to the browser sounds like one of the free uses. What are you doing that requires a license?
Buying such a license is mandatory as soon as you develop commercial activities involving the iText software without disclosing the source code of your own applications. These activities include: offering paid services to customers as an ASP, serving PDFs on the fly in a web application, shipping iText with a closed source product.
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Back to your question, the only other free PDF library I know of is PDF Box. I haven't used it though as I use iText.
Seth Dustin wrote:I examined PDFbox and I think it might do the trick with the smallest investment in time for me to implement. The FSO stuff sounds intimidating.
At first I didn't think PDFbox would work because the feature set described in their command-line toolbox was missing the functionality I need, which is to add text in specific locations of a pre-existing PDF file. Then I checked out the cookbook and it looks like they have the methods I need...
I'll update this thread with details on my progress.
created because the license of iText was changed from LGPL / MPL to a dual AGPL and commercial license in order for the original authors to sell the software.