I am aware that i cant find "real" legal advice here, but after searching a long time without finding a complete answer I will ask anyway - hopefully somebody can help me.
I want to use the Java PDF Library iText in a commercial Project (for generating simple PDF reports), wich is distributed as CDs.
I dont plan to change the original source-code from iText - just using it.
So as far as I know it uses the AGPL after Version 2.1.7 , but before it uses MPL/LGPL.
My questions are:
"You can be released from the requirements of the license by purchasing a commercial license from iText Software Corp.
Buying such a license is mandatory as soon as you develop commercial activities involving the iText software without disclosing the source code of your own applications. These activities include: offering paid services to customers as an ASP, serving PDFs on the fly in a web application, shipping iText with a closed source product."
It seems to me that since the bolded text fits what you want to do with your product, you're going to need a commercial license. Of course, for a definitive answer on that, you'll have to contact the iText folks.