Commit 6e8f9e57 authored by jvoisin's avatar jvoisin
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Improve a bit the readme

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This software is currently in **beta**, please don't use it for anything
# Metadata and privacy
Metadata consist of information that characterizes data.
Metadata are used to provide documentation for data products.
In essence, metadata answer who, what, when, where, why, and how about
every facet of the data that are being documented.
Metadata within a file can tell a lot about you.
Cameras record data about when a picture was taken and what
camera was used. Office documents like PDF or Office automatically adds
author and company information to documents and spreadsheets.
Maybe you don't want to disclose those information on the web.
This is precisely the job of MAT2: getting rid, as much as possible, of
# Requirements
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$ python3 -m unittest discover -v
# Supported formats
$ python3 ./ -l
# Related softwares
- The first iteration of [MAT](
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tries to deal with *printer dots* too.
- [pdfparanoia](, that removes
watermarks from PDF.
# License
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License
along with this program. If not, see <>.
Copyright 2018 Julien (jvoisin) Voisin <>
# Thanks
MAT2 wouldn't existe without:
- the Google Summer of Code,
- the fine people from the Tails project
- friends
Many thanks to them!
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