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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I agree. However, the provision allowing for this seems to have been in the CUPS license for five years now:

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At least that was public and in the license.

But the purchase of the open source world's premiere print subsystem by Apple went unmentioned for 5 months.

I can't help but wonder what other surprises they might be holding back, thinking that the community might not be ready to accept them yet.

I'm a bit torn between being cautiously optimistic, and downright suspicious at this point.

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