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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Stay cool
by ameasures on Thu 12th Jul 2007 19:40 UTC
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Yes there will investment of time and money to advance CUPS and if a future version is not provided as a GPL/LGPL release then there will be a de facto fork.

Frankly I don't see that happening; Apple like appearing benevolent to the open source community and have little to lose in funding things that irritate Microsoft.


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