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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Why fork now?
by sitharus on Thu 12th Jul 2007 21:09 UTC
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The licence for CUPS now is identical to what it's been for the past 5 years - including the exemptions for Apple software. If you're really paranoid mirror the repository and fork when the licence changes.

Here's a thread on the Debian mailing list when the Apple exemptions were put in the licence:

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