Reason for PDF Format

Ron Echeverri rone at
Fri Jan 29 12:39:57 CET 1999

Jeffrey Thompson writes:
  The whole idea of going to a PDF file is to take advantage of the additional
  features that are available through Adobe Acrobat, namely:
  By producing a PDF by translating from sgml, you simply miss the
  whole point of producing a PDF in the first place.
  Since the Adobe Acrobat Reader is free, it won't cost the user
  anything to get top-quality documentation.
The reader is free.  But the PDF creator is not.

Creating PDF documentation for GNU software is like selling pork rinds
at a vegan festival.

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