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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Oh, also…
by nevali on Thu 12th Jul 2007 21:51 UTC
nevali
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2006-10-12

Apple's had a very close relationship with Easy SW for a long time (and has been paying them to do CUPS-related work).

The ‘Apple operating system license exception’ has been part of the CUPS license since 2002, for example.

http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2002/05/msg00041.html

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