how much does it cost to distribute ghostscript commercially?

I’ve been working on a commercial project where we would have liked to use Ghostscript. To use ghostscript in a commercial settings (i.e. to distribute it alongside binary code) you need to have a license.   At the time of writing (September 2014) – the costs for this are rather prohibitive:

There is a minimum $8000 per quarter and a $5000 set-up fee. This fee can increase depending your business usage.

Wow. That’s too rich for me. Time to find another pdf lib.

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  1. hey james, i’m now facing the same issue in 2018 lol, and it is “glad” to see a pioneer was stuck on this too. may i ask what’s your solution on this? did you went for Ghostscript at last? thanks!

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