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2000.10.05 00:20 "Old-style JPEG and HP 9100C Digital Sender", by Tim Bell
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2000.10.06 16:13 "RE: PDF is NOT proprietary!", by Ed Grissom
2000.10.06 16:32 "RE: PDF is NOT proprietary!", by Leonard Rosenthol
2000.10.06 16:35 "RE: PDF is NOT proprietary!", by Ed Grissom
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2000.10.06 16:32 "RE: PDF is NOT proprietary!", by Leonard Rosenthol

My apologies for speaking from ignorance.

It's a pretty common misconception in the industry...

I have found the PDF File Format document on Adobe's site, and it appears that all that is required to R/W PDF is a Copyright notice in your application.

A copyright notice on the name "PDF", that's true. But isn't the name "TIFF" also a copyright of Adobe? (although they should really be trademarks not copyrights, but ...)

Leonard

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