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We have been using a free version of Spire.pdf on our SBS 2008.  The PDF writer is used by our custom software to generate purchase orders and invoices in pdf format.  I need to upgrade to a full version and now that I see Spire is made in China, I would prefer to find something made in USA.  Except for Adobe, which I think will be stupendously expensive, are there other companies that have PDF writing software we can buy and install on our SBS 2008?
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Lee W, MVP earned 350 total points
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Your computer was made in china too...

I'd suggest CutePDF.
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I use Wondershare.

http://www.wondershare.net/
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I am trying to use software created by a USA based company, as I assume security will be less of a concern.  Since China is notorious for spying and stealing, I would prefer to not have software on our server that is made in China, as in, not to have ourselves open to a backdoor hack/snoop through software.  I am not a programmer, so I don't know how that works.  Just being cautious.
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Code is written all over the place.
If somebody wanted to hack from China ,the could backdoor the firmware on your router,computers or cell phones.
Very little is made in the US these days.

During the Iraq war,DEC printers had backdoor firmware that were used to hack their data infrastructure.

For what it's worth ,I think Wondershare is an Canadian company.
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CutePDF is based in Virginia. Not sure if they outsource their programming work, though.
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I would surprised if they didn't.
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Thanks for the input.  Wondershare China (Headquarters), according to the contact page.
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They probably make it appear as though they are Canucks, but really based in China.

https://www.wondershare.com/company/contact-us.html

Wondershare China (Headquarters)

10/F, Block D, 5th Building, Shenzhen Software Industrial Base, Haitian 2nd Rd,

Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, P.R.China 518057

Email: media@wondershare.com (media relations only)

For support inquires please visit HERE

Tel: +86-755-8666-5000
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@pgm554 - They are Incorporated in Canada, probably for tax purposes, but headquartered in China. Pretty common business tactic.
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It's also worth noting Microsoft has a lot of programming done in China too - I've been to presentations by their development teams working on server related things.

"Spying" through the software is detectable through appropriate firewalls.  You could, depending on what your business does, outright block china from accessing your network.  I assume if you're security conscious you have a GOOD firewall with the ability to block based on geography...
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