The question sounds like a no-brainer if you're a F/OSS user: the EPL is best as it's more liberal than the AGPL. But is that really true? I don't think so. Let's ask the same question from another point of view. Which license is better if you're the developer of the software? I have personal experience with the MPL/LGPL and the AGPL, and I've learned my lesson the hard way: there's no doubt in my heart that AGPL is better than MPL/LGPL.
Earlier this week, the itextpdf.com-site received its 1000th Google +1 from its visitors:
Since that day, the counter seems to be stuck. It's still 1k. Shouldn't it by something like 1k+ by now?
People know Adobe because of the Create Suite, PhotoShop, Acrobat, InDesign,... but it all started with a small company that developed the PostScript language and a font specification named Type 1. The products we all know and love didn't exist yet, in its early years, Adobe made money selling fonts.
That was a really long time ago. Adobe was founded in 1982, I was 12 years old at that time (I bought my first computer at that age, a TI-99/4A). Thirty years later, Adobe released its first open source font: Source Sans Pro.
From previous years I know that "Vacation = less traffic on itextpdf.com". Let's see if this is true:
Well, that doesn't tell us much, except that the heartbeat of iText is still healthy. There's only one visible dent in the graph: that's the 4th of July.
Two long flights over the atlantic, two weeks in a hotel in the US, one week in the hospital with my son, that was my month of July, and these are the books I've read during that period.
I've been in the hospital with my son since Thursday. Before you ask: all is well with him. He had bone cancer in 2008, and he needed a prosthesis. As a result, he now needs a 'leg extension' on a regular basis. As long as his healthy leg grows, he'll need operations to make the other leg 'match'. The surgery went well. If it weren't for the fact that he has to get antibiotics intravenously until next Tuesday, he'd be allowed to go home. Of course: he'll be in a wheelchair for a while. After such an operation, the muscles in his leg are stretched making it impossible for him to bend his leg. He then needs to do exercises to make his muscles adapt to the new length.
Why am I getting all these LinkedIn invitations? I'm writing a blog with my standard answer, so that I can copy/paste it from here instead of typing it over and over again in answer to yet another invitation from people I've never heard of.
Day 1: trains, planes and automobiles.
We took a cab to Antwerp, the train to Amsterdam, the plane to Dulles.