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[2]: GPLv3
by cyclops on Thu 12th Jul 2007 20:19 UTC in reply to "RE: GPLv3"
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"I wonder if we will ever see another news story on OSNews that does not have a subthread asking how it relates to GPLv3."

Personally I find it kind of strange that the anti-fsf that Linus sparked over GPL3, and many Microsoft supporters sympathized(sic) over. Suddenly everyone is expecting GPL3 to save their four freedoms.

Whats funnier they expect the FSF to fork, and maintain the cups, after all the "they don't write code for the kernel comments", personally I'll be happy when "Gnash" is good enough, although seriously the FSF needs more than coders it needs advertisers to come up eith better names for their products, although I actually like GNU becuase it sounds like new.

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