[reportlab-users] using reportlab derivatives

Rajeev Joseph Sebastian rajeev_jsv at dinamis.com
Mon Dec 5 18:22:06 EST 2005

On Tuesday 06 December 2005 03:24, you wrote:
> > I don't think TRML is a "fork" because I don't think Reportlab RML has
> > been released by reportlab.com ... have you ? I think TRML is an
> > independent implementation, and yes, the author is unresponsive (atleast
> > to me).
> RML is still closed source.  Our core business involves document servers
> priced at USD 25k and up as part of enterprise projects, and it would be
> almost impossible to keep selling these if we open-sourced all the key
> components.
And its a good thing for us too :) That way, you get financed for building a 
truly outstanding library :)

> TRML is an independent partial implementation of the RML specification,
> and my main complaint about it is that they don't clearly describe it as
> such or provide support for their own users, so people
> end up asking here and we can't help them.
Yes. I myself was very confused by their website, but looking at the code 
cleared it up properly.

Rajeev J Sebastian

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