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[2]: nonsense
by cyclops on Thu 12th Jul 2007 23:15 UTC in reply to "RE: nonsense"
cyclops
Member since:
2006-03-12

"LLVM is crucial technology, Apple employed Chris Lattner, and guess what, it released the ARM LLVM backend in a BSD license. Not APSL, not CDDL, but BSD"

I can't find the reference but I'm pretty certain LLVM is under a LLVM license and this post http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc/2005-11/msg00888.html is pretty much what I would expect to be happening. It describes the license as BSD-like so I'm assuming that the license in question is LLVM license. http://llvm.org/releases/1.3/LICENSE.TXT

I personally didn't call them for branching Webkits code, although I'm happy you acknowledge khtml developers weren't happy, but to argue that its not an argument for apple *contributing* to anothers project.

Edited 2007-07-12 23:26

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RE[3]: nonsense
by meianoite on Thu 12th Jul 2007 23:22 in reply to "RE[2]: nonsense"
meianoite Member since:
2006-04-05

I can't find the reference but I'm pretty certain LLVM is under a LLVM license and this post http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc/2005-11/msg00888.html is pretty much what I would expect to be happening. It describes the license as BSD-like so I'm assuming that the license in question is LLVM license. http://llvm.org/releases/1.3/LICENSE.TXT


http://lists.cs.uiuc.edu/pipermail/llvmdev/2007-January/007813.html

I personally didn't call them for branching Webkits code, although I'm happy you acknowledge khtml developers weren't happy, but to argue that its not an argument for apple *contributing* to anthers project.


A couple devs expressed some outrage, but later it became evident that it made absolutely no sense for Apple not to reorganise the code and not to write their code targeting Cocoa/ObjC, not Qt.

Anyway, now that Webkit is being ported to Qt4, this discussion is kind of mute.

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RE[4]: nonsense
by sorpigal on Fri 13th Jul 2007 17:20 in reply to "RE[3]: nonsense"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

s/mute/moot/

You're welcome.

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RE[3]: nonsense
by KAMiKAZOW on Fri 13th Jul 2007 22:17 in reply to "RE[2]: nonsense"
KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

The LLVM license is te 3-clause BSD license with a different copyright holder (compared to BSD Unix) as only difference.

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