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From Maruan Sahyoun <sahy...@fileaffairs.de>
Subject Re: Need a licence for usage in published program?
Date Fri, 23 Oct 2015 12:46:48 GMT
Hi,

> Am 23.10.2015 um 14:35 schrieb Ralf Hauenschild <ralf.hauenschild@uni-mainz.de>:
> 
> Ladies and gentlemen,
> 
> I'm about to use PDFBox in a Java application, which will be published most likely under
OGL / GNU Licence.
> 
> It's a bioinformatic open source research tool, available to everybody for free.
> 
> Do I have to buy any licence for PDFBox?
> And would I, if the Java tool was commercial?

PDFBox is licensed according to the terms of the Apache License, Version 2.0. http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
<http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0>. In addition you can find some information
about using Apache licensed software in GPL licensed software http://www.apache.org/licenses/GPL-compatibility.html
<http://www.apache.org/licenses/GPL-compatibility.html>. Hope that helps to answer your
question.

BR
Maruan

> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Ralf Hauenschild
> 
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