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Kervala
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VeryPDF and your license
06/12/07 at 14:56:40
 
Hi there !

I am a client of VeryPDF's product Pdf2Image and I noticed they are using CxImage DLL in their "PDF To Image Converter COM Component" ( http://www.verypdf.com/pdf2tif/pdf2image_sdk_trial.zip ).

The problem is they don't respect original credits (yours).

There, I will put properties of their DLL :

File : cimage.dll (a CxImage.dll renamed)
Version : 5, 9, 9, a
Comment : Image Converter Library (instead of CxImage 5.99c  MFC DLL)
Corporation : verypdf.com Inc (instead of Pizzolato Davide - www.xdp.it)

So they are claiming they are the original author of this DLL...

I don't think it respect the :
Code:
CxImage is open source and licensed under the zlib license. In a nutshell, this means that you can use the code however you wish, as long as you don't claim it as your own. 



Thanks a lot for your great library Smiley
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Re: VeryPDF and your license
Reply #1 - 06/12/07 at 17:51:24
 
you are right for the fact that cimage.dll (and I add also pdf2image.dll), is based on CxImage.

For the license (http://www.xdp.it/cximage/CxImage/license.txt) I'm not sure, but I think that they are ok: the "software" named in the license is the CxImage source code. The part that can be applied in the case is "If you use this software in a product, an acknowledgment in the product documentation would be appreciated but is not required". Verypdf is lacking in this point, but I will not file a claim for this.

Thank you.
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Reply #2 - 06/12/07 at 17:57:37
 
You're welcome Smiley
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