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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meianoite
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2006-04-05

Apple is unleashing the Armageddon. The full assault on corporate and domestic desktops that Apple has been cooking for the last 5 years has finally reached critical mass.

Just wait until CEOs start demanding iPhone support. The MacBooks are *full* of corporate momentum.

By using CUPS Apple gained a boatload of high quality printer driver support. Now it seems that Apple is ready to take it in their own hands. The Apple mindshare is sky high nowadays, all it takes is broader hardware support to roll the big snowball down the hill. This is what owning the CUPS code bring: the driver (!) seat with regards to broader printer support.


This is just beautiful. Really. The MacBooks and the iPhone to gain corporate mindshare; the iPod halo effect all over again.

What a strategy!


Edit: broader.

Edited 2007-07-12 20:08

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

The full assault on corporate and domestic desktops that Apple has been cooking for the last 5 years has finally reached critical mass.

Just wait until CEOs start demanding iPhone support. The MacBooks are *full* of corporate momentum.


Yeah, I'm sure that will happen Real Soon Now(tm).

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