[svlug] Boycotting Adobe

Don Marti dmarti at zgp.org
Fri Jul 20 20:02:02 PDT 2001


begin Sanatan Rai quotation of Fri, Jul 20, 2001 at 06:13:42PM -0700:

> If one is going to boycott Adobe, one would need to boycott all PDF
> documents. This is going to be difficult, since a lot of the stuff on the
> web is in PDF.

You can both read and create PDFs with free, non-Adobe software.

       ps2pdf  uses  gs(1)  to  convert  the  PostScript(tm) file
       "input.ps" to the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)  in
       "output.pdf."

It's part of the Ghostscript tools package.

See ps2pdf.com for more information -- they have a web front end to it.

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