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[4]: Re: Say What?
by Kroc on Thu 12th Jul 2007 20:44 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Re: Say What?"
Kroc
Member since:
2005-11-10

Because the immediate attitude "fork it" without any deeper understanding of what Apple have specifically bought, and what they will do, is more obnoxious than even me. Apple already have and contribute to several large open source projects. Is nothing good enough for you people??

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RE[5]: Re: Say What?
by cyclops on Thu 12th Jul 2007 21:02 in reply to "RE[4]: Re: Say What?"
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

@Kroc "you people"

I'm shocked and surprised by your language.

Which large software projects has Apple contributed to as opposed to *leeched off*. I'm sure their must be some, and even Microsoft is getting hip with its open source(sic) licenses, but I cannot think of *anything* I use, and I suspect nothing copyleft. I can remember when FSF *boycotted* apple though.

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RE[6]: Re: Say What?
by Adam S on Thu 12th Jul 2007 21:20 in reply to "RE[5]: Re: Say What?"
Adam S Member since:
2005-04-01

Which large software projects has Apple contributed to as opposed to *leeched off*.


All of these softwares are open source and available for you to use as you please: Webkit. Bonjour/Rendevous. Darwin. OpenDirectory.

More at http://developer.apple.com/opensource/index.html

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RE[6]: Re: Say What?
by nevali on Thu 12th Jul 2007 21:54 in reply to "RE[5]: Re: Say What?"
nevali Member since:
2006-10-12

Which large software projects has Apple contributed to as opposed to *leeched off*


GCC.

Big enough for you?

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RE[6]: Re: Say What?
by KugelKurt on Thu 12th Jul 2007 22:55 in reply to "RE[5]: Re: Say What?"
KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

You are shocked when someone writes "you people"? Wow, you skin must be very thin....

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