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[20]: Re: Say What?
by google_ninja on Fri 13th Jul 2007 15:45 UTC in reply to "RE[19]: Re: Say What?"
google_ninja
Member since:
2006-02-05

If there was bad feelings, then it was a bad fit for them. I was talking about the purpose for the license, which was for software coming out of Berkley.

As for GPL being more permissive, you are being kind of silly. You can argue that the GPL is more fair, is better protection, etc, but it has far more restrictions on what you can do with the code then BSD.

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RE[21]: Re: Say What?
by cyclops on Fri 13th Jul 2007 16:31 in reply to "RE[20]: Re: Say What?"
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2006-03-12

"If there was bad feelings, then it was a bad fit for them. I was talking about the purpose for the license, which was for software coming out of Berkley.

As for GPL being more permissive, you are being kind of silly. You can argue that the GPL is more fair, is better protection, etc, but it has far more restrictions on what you can do with the code then BSD."

I double checked my wording its right. Compiz is under X11(MIT) license a more permissive license than BSD. I said nothing of GPL, apart from the code had been relicensed as such. I'm sorry that you are confused.

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