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[3]: nonsense
by sbergman27 on Thu 12th Jul 2007 22:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: nonsense"
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Don't you just love how paranoid some people in the FSF are?

Not really. The paranoia concerns me.

I still remember how Linspire was viewed as the devil because it didn't conform to every single demand of the FS movement because they had some proprietary code too.

I was giving them the benefit of the doubt until they began to actively collude with Microsoft to legitimize the idea of paying patent royalties to MS for using *other* operating systems.

You picked a really bad example, there. The FSF paranoics were right on that one.

Oh. And "every single demand"? Straw man technique, that. Very unbecomming.

Edited 2007-07-12 22:56

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