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Issue closed: LGPL license #18
The readme says that this fork is based on iText 4, but to be precise:
Conclusion: this project should do it's due diligence and make absolutely sure what it is based upon: is it iText 2.1.7 or is it iText 2.1.7-59-g935969371a? I don't want to sound like I'm spreading FUD, but you need to make absolutely sure that your users aren't in uncharted territory.
As a side note (maybe this should be a separate issue?), if you ever plan to upload to Maven Central, then you need to change every reference to
I recommend that you contact Software Freedom Conservancy for legal and technical advice. They have extensive experience with community developers taking over an Open Source project after a license change.
Full disclosure: I am QA & Release Engineer at iText Software, but I've been an Open Source user & advocate since decades before I joined iText Software. From a personal point of view, I wish this project good luck because it is 8 years behind in development. The fact that I took considerable time to do my research for this issue, should give you a clue that I don't want to intentionally harm this project. From a professional point of view, I welcome the competition. It keeps us on edge. :-)