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Topic: Canceling Reader Plug-In Licenses?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 91536
From: ethhill
Date: 7/5/2003 12:17 AM

I work for a company that has maintained a Reader integration key license (IKLA) to build Reader plug-ins since Acrobat 3. With the release of Acrobat 6 Adobe seems to be changing their IKLA agreements.

I believe that since the IKLA is not Reader version dependant we can upgrade our plug-ins to 6.0. HOWEVER, we had heard rumors and confirmed with Adobe that they are going to be canceling all existing IKLA's under the agreement's 90 day termination clause and having all licensees reapply under the new program. The last we haerd they already had letters drafted for this purpose and were planning on sending them out but this was several weeks ago.

The process is now application based. It is my understanding that if your plug-in does not "fit the reader business model" they can and will deny your application even if you do follow all the license restrictions, etc. Although this is a minor point for us, the cost for getting a new IKLA is now $2500 per plug-in.

I was curious if anyone else has heard about this. Does anyone have more information? What problems, if any, will this cause for others?


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