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Re^2: Taking a PDF library Open Source

by gwhite (Friar)
on Mar 07, 2012 at 15:50 UTC ( #958314=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Taking a PDF library Open Source
in thread Taking a PDF library Open Source

Yes, it does things that PDF::API2 does not, the XML, the forms and it is well documented.

The reason I don't want to just throw it into open source is that I don't want to take resources that might be better served on a project that more people want, or that already has a head of steam. Maybe that is over thinking it.

g_White

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Re^3: Taking a PDF library Open Source
by Eliya (Vicar) on Mar 07, 2012 at 16:23 UTC

    I understand the concerns, but I think it's generally hard to predict whether open sourcing something will result in an unproductive division of resources (man power of volunteers), or whether it will ultimately be beneficial, e.g. by promoting positive competition, by making it possible to merge functionalities, or by simply having two good libs being developed independently... (like there are many good text editors or scripting languages out there, with each having their fan base).

    So I'm not really sure what to advise, in particular as I don't even yet know the library in any reasonable detail...

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