Description of problem: The latest release of iText available in the Fedora 22 repositories is 2.1.7 (Jul 2009), the latest upstream release is 5.5.6 (May 2015).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.1.7-28.fc22
Steps to Reproduce:
1. dnf install itext
Actual results: Latest version is 2.1.7.
Expected results: A more recent version.
I'm attempting to package mcpdf, which relies on a recent iText.
I do note that a discussion in 2011 suggested that iText's license is no longer permissible on Fedora. https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/legal/2011-June/001656.html
how you report in the latest comment iText(pdf) is not free.
suggestion: port mcpdf to use iText 2.x series.
i close this bug, reopen only if iTextpdf license become more permissible for Fedora. Otherwise, i advice to contact the Fedora Legal staff
I have contacted iText, and I will update if there is potential to resolve the licensing situation.
(In reply to Thomas Drake-Brockman from comment #2)
> I have contacted iText, and I will update if there is potential to resolve
> the licensing situation.
Great! as suggested above, contact also the FE-Legal staff.
I also required newer iText for some my maintained libraries e.g. JasperReport