During Free Software Foundation Europe's pdfreaders.org campaign, Free Software activists from 41 countries have reported 2286 public sector institutions which advertise non-free PDF readers on their websites. FSFE will now contact these institutions, trying to get as many advertisements for non-free PDF readers as possible removed before the end of the year.Read more »
In this edition we discuss the misleading term "fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms" (FRAND), we explain what we are doing about centralised computer systems and the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), and update you on our current campaign to end non-free software commercials by public institutions.Read more »
Artifex Software, Inc. is happy to announce the release of
GPL Ghostscript 9.00 and GhostPDL 9.00. Ghostscript is a suite of software based on an interpreter for Adobe Systems' PostScript and Portable Document Format (PDF) page description languages.
A simple tutorial on mass conversion of documents using Openoffice and Unoconv. Also shows how to start OpenOffice in headless mode.Read more »
If PDF is electronic paper, then pdftk is an electronic staple-remover, hole-punch, binder, secret-decoder-ring, and X-Ray-glasses. Pdftk is a simple tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents. Pdftk allows you to manipulate PDF easily and freely. It does not require Acrobat, and it runs on Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, FreeBSD and Solaris.Read more »
Users of Adobe Reader and Acrobat PDF documents could be risk from a new zero-day vulnerability, with the company saying it has gotten reports that the flaw is currently being exploited in the wild.Read more »
Use two simple commands to convert a protected pdf into an unprotected pdf.
Here in this example i assume the protected pdf filRead more »
Security holes in numerous PDF applications allow attackers to infect systems with malware. Linux distributor Red Hat has already released new packages for these applications, and other distributors are likely to follow soon.Read more »
In my quest to grok the most popular kernel for GNU, I am making some distinct, albeit slow, headway into the inner workings of Linux. Before completely delving into the source code, I wanted to have a last overall look on kernel configurationRead more »
Microsoft is looking to repossess documents by harming ODF, PDF, and HTML, using patents, FUD, RAND, and SilverlightRead more »
I wrote this article for TechTarget about the fabulous Web Wizard and its uses for mass PDF conversion and quick web publishing of existing documents. It's a great feature that bears re-posting about. It's also really, really not obvious.Read more »
The Fellowship of the Free Software Foundation Europe is proud to announce its latest initiative: pdfreaders.org, a site providing information about PDF with links to Free Software PDF readers for all major operating systems.Read more »
The Fellowship of FSFE has launched a campaign to promote Free Software PDF readers to provide alternatives to the "Download Adobe Reader" buttons found on so many web sites. Visitors of pdfreaders.org get some very brief information about Open Standards and Free Software, and why they matter - along with information about the Free Software PDF readers and links for more information.Read more »
At least someone out there cares that you can't find your page ;)Read more »