Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 12th Jul 2007 19:23 UTC, submitted by wibbit
Apple Apple has bought the CUPS code base, and has hired it's lead developer. "CUPS was written by Michael R Sweet, an owner of Easy Software Products. In February of 2007 Apple Inc. hired Michael and acquired ownership the CUPS source code. While Michael is primarily working on non-CUPS projects, he will continue to develop and support CUPS, which is still being released under the existing GPL2/LGPL2 licensing terms."
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RE: Question
by Seth Quarrier on Thu 12th Jul 2007 20:15 UTC in reply to "Question"
Seth Quarrier
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2005-11-13

"Are there other open source alternatives to CUPS?"

We wouldn't need an alternative, the current code, as it has been amply pointed out is already, GPL. Rather we would just need to fork it in order to make changes. (Although if it doesn't have the automatic license upgrade clause then this may block the ability to make it GPL3 in case someone wants it to be GPL3)

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