[tex-live] Fwd: [gs-devel] GPL Ghostscript 8.70 release

Vladimir Volovich vvv at vsu.ru
Mon Aug 3 15:38:58 CEST 2009

"MS" == Martin Schröder writes:

 MS> I know of at least one project trying to include gs into pdftex
 MS> (for pstricks).

could you please make a pointer?

 >> but not if the license is "GPLv2 or any later version", like
 >> e.g. pdftex?:

 MS> XPDF is GPLv2 only. So is poppler (since it's a fork of XPDF).

hm, though all poppler changes are licensed as "GPLv2 or later".

 MS> So any GPLv3-version of pdftex/luatex would have to use a different
 MS> pdf library.  And GNUPDF won't be usable for years.

there's also MuPDF which is GPLv3: http://ccxvii.net/mupdf/


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