[svlug] Boycotting Adobe
sanat at stanford.edu
Fri Jul 20 20:15:02 PDT 2001
: 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
: It's part of the Ghostscript tools package.
: See ps2pdf.com for more information -- they have a web front end to it.
Quite. I already use GhostView and LaTeX. My point was about the
PDF itself: it is copyright to Adobe. So the minute a document is in PDF,
and one reads it, one is _not boycotting_ Adobe, even if one adds in the
extra step of using pdf2ps on it first.
Sanatan Rai, | E.-mail: sanat at stanford.edu
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