Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Sep 2006 14:52 UTC, submitted by Lakedaemon
SkyOS SkyOS has gotten printing support using CUPS. "With the Printer Configuration it is now very easy to add and manage your printers, be it locally connected (USB) or network (Windows, Linux, Samba, IPP) printers. The entire printing system is implemented as a service (like most other SkyOS Subsystems), which can easily be enabled/disabled on demand. With roughly 1000 supported printers the next SkyOS build will enable you to print your favorite documents in various formats."
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again
by champ on Thu 21st Sep 2006 15:31 UTC
champ
Member since:
2005-07-06

Make use of FOSS software to improve their proprietary software without voluntarily releasing any modified software/feedback.

Edited 2006-09-21 15:40

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RE: again
by adamk on Thu 21st Sep 2006 15:49 in reply to "again"
adamk Member since:
2005-07-08

Did you actually confirm that Robert isn't realeasing the modified CUPS source code, or are you just jumping to conclusions?

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RE[2]: again
by champ on Thu 21st Sep 2006 15:55 in reply to "RE: again"
champ Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, I know. If you "pay" for SkyOS Beta CDROM. It will include all source code for all third-party open source applications.

http://www.techimo.com/articles/i148.html

Edited 2006-09-21 15:58

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RE: again
by sardonic on Thu 21st Sep 2006 15:51 in reply to "again"
sardonic Member since:
2006-04-04

Awesome, I see you've already downloaded the next build and saw that. Are you sure he just hasn't written a wrapper for his part and left CUPS alone? Then his wrapper is a seperate work and doesn't have to be released under the GNU General Public License.

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RE[2]: again
by dylansmrjones on Thu 21st Sep 2006 22:43 in reply to "RE: again"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

sardonic... that approach isn't legal. The wrapper itself would become GPL and through that everything linking against the wrapper.

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RE: again
by dylansmrjones on Thu 21st Sep 2006 22:44 in reply to "again"
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Robert don't have to release the sourcecode to anybody but those who have legal access to SkyOS.

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