[Esa-l]Adobe PDF files can be used as virus carriers (fwd)

Brett Glass brett at lariat.org
Tue Aug 7 18:38:13 PDT 2001

At 07:21 PM 8/7/2001, Phil Pennock wrote:

>> P.S. -- We don't use GhostScript, because it's one of the few products
>> out there which has a license that's MORE onerous than the GPL. Viral...
>> nasty... bleagh.
>Off-topic.  But there's a difference between "use" and "want to derive
>code from".  We have no intention of writing code to support a
>proprietary document format, even if it has been cloned etc etc.
>If you want to write code, either just _use_ gs as an external program
>(you know, ye olde toolkit approach) or, if this doesn't help, then
>you're not dealing with PostScript.

The license is far more restrictive than that. You can't even put the
code on a disk you sell for money.

--Brett Glass

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