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Subject [Incubator Wiki] Update of "PDFBoxProposal" by JukkaZitting
Date Sat, 26 Jan 2008 06:06:02 GMT
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The following page has been changed by JukkaZitting:
http://wiki.apache.org/incubator/PDFBoxProposal

The comment on the change is:
Updated content in various places

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  Proposal Draft
- --------------
- 
  
  = PDFBox =
  
  === Abstract ===
  
- PDFBox is a Java library for extracting content and manipulating PDF documents.
+ PDFBox is an open source Java PDF library for working with PDF documents.
  
  === Proposal ===
  
- PDFBox has basic content extraction and manipulation features.  A need has been shown in
the community to create advanced data extraction and to provide high level API for PDF creation.
 
+ The PDFBox library allows creation of new PDF documents, manipulation of existing documents
and the ability to extract content from documents. PDFBox also includes several command line
utilities.
+ 
+ There is demand for advanced data extraction and high level PDF creation functionality to
be developed and included in future PDFBox releases.
  
  === Background ===
  
- The PDFBox project started in 2002 and was originally written by Ben Litchfield in 2002
and currently lives on SourceForge.  It's initial purpose was to extract text content to be
indexed by the Lucene search engine.  In addition to text extraction it also supports a low
level API for PDF creation and manipulation.  In the past, several developers have helped
develop specific features in PDFBox but none have continued once their specific needs where
met.
+ The PDFBox project started in 2002 and was originally written by Ben Litchfield in 2002
and currently lives on SourceForge. The initial purpose of PDFBox was to extract text content
to be indexed by the Lucene search engine.  In addition to text extraction the library also
supports a low level API for PDF creation and manipulation.  In the past, several developers
have helped develop specific features in PDFBox but none have continued once their specific
needs where met.
  
  In 2006 discussions began with the FOP team to collaborate on a single PDF library within
the Apache organization.  New projects have expressed interest in advancing the functionality
of PDFBox.
  
@@ -24, +24 @@

  
  === Rationale ===
  
- The PDF document format is a common format found on internet and across industries as a
way of sharing documents.  Several Apache projects utilize PDF technologies but there is not
a single independent PDF library within the Apache organization.  
+ The PDF document format is a common format found on internet and across industries as a
way of sharing documents.  Several Apache projects utilize PDF technologies but there is not
a single independent PDF library within the Apache organization.
  
  The Apache XML Graphics project (FOP/Batik) has a write-only PDF library and is in need
of PDF parsing functionality. Many features overlap those of PDFBox. This is currently a duplication
of effort, bringing PDFBox into Apache and combining our efforts will result in a more robust
PDF library that will be able to support many more use cases for working with PDF technologies.
  
@@ -40, +40 @@

    * Adding a high level API for document creation
    * Adding a streaming API for document creation
    * PDF/A creation and validation functionality
+   * Review licensing of both bundled and external dependencies
+   * Manage export control notices for cryptographic features
  
  == Current Status ==
  
@@ -63, +65 @@

  
  === Orphaned products ===
  
- PDFBox has been in active development for over 5 years.  The PDFBox user community has grown
each year.  PDFBox implements the PDF specification, which is highly utilized by companies
across the world.  The need for a PDF library is strong and is unlikely to change in the near
future.
+ PDFBox has been in development for over 5 years.  The rate of development has varied, but
the PDFBox user community has grown each year.  PDFBox implements the PDF specification, which
is highly utilized by companies across the world.  The need for a PDF library is strong and
is unlikely to change in the near future.
  
  === "Competing" formats ===
  
@@ -78, +80 @@

  
  === Homogenous Developers ===
  
- The initial set of committers is diverse and it is likely to attract new developers.
+ The initial set of committers is diverse and the project is likely to attract new developers.
  
  === Reliance on Salaried Developers ===
  
@@ -152, +154 @@

  == Initial Committers ==
  
  || '''Name'''        || '''Email'''                              || '''CLA'''        ||
- || Ben Litchfield    || ben at benlitchfield dot com             ||No||
+ || Ben Litchfield    || ben at benlitchfield dot com             || No               ||
- || Jukka Zitting     || jukka at apache dot org                  ||Yes||
- || Jeremias Maerki   || jeremias at apache dot org            ||Yes||
- || Daniel Wilson     || williamstonconsulting at gmail dot com ||No||
+ || Daniel Wilson     || williamstonconsulting at gmail dot com   || No               ||
- || Philipp Koch     || pkoch at apache dot org ||Yes||
+ || Philipp Koch      || pkoch at apache dot org                  || Yes              ||
- 
  
  == Affiliations ==
  
- || '''Name'''        || '''Affiliation'''                         ||
+ || '''Name'''        || '''Affiliation''' ||
- ||Ben Litchfield   || Independent ||
+ || Ben Litchfield    || Independent       ||
- ||Jukka Zitting || Day Software ||
- ||Jeremias Maerki || Independent ||
- ||Daniel Wilson || DV Brown Company||
+ || Daniel Wilson     || DV Brown Company  ||
- ||Philipp Koch || Day Software ||
+ || Philipp Koch      || Day Software      ||
  
  == Sponsors ==
  
  Champion
  
-  * ...
+  * Jukka Zitting
  
  Nominated Mentors
  
-  * ...
-  * ...
+  * Jukka Zitting
+  * Jeremias Maerki
   * ...
  
  Sponsoring Entity
  
-  * ...
+  * Apache Incubator PMC
  

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