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[5]: CUPS APPLE
by cyclops on Fri 13th Jul 2007 21:32 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: CUPS APPLE"
cyclops
Member since:
2006-03-12

And thats the trend we see here. I find very little posts that are a backlash against apples decision. I simply calling you a liar. I think some people are overprotective. I see concern, and speculation and little else.

The FSF is not a mega-corperation with deep pockets, you were actually being facetious. I do in part agree with you, but seeing the same people looking for help from the same people who you see time and time being abused, and it being condoned on here, to protect their freedoms.

There is a flaw in the license we can all see unusual apple clause. The reality is if there is an issue its whether you can trust the people you hand you *copyright* over to, but to be fair I see no reports of anyone condemning this sale that contributed, although I wouldn't be surprised if there was some.

I find it unsurprising that the only project I see being actively contributed to by Apple to any degree is that owned by the FSF...which is of no surprise, they cannot easily be bought. Even with a little consultancy from the maintainers.

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RE[6]: CUPS APPLE
by KugelKurt on Fri 13th Jul 2007 21:46 in reply to "RE[5]: CUPS APPLE"
KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

Stop trolling.

"I find it unsurprising that the only project I see being actively contributed to by Apple to any degree is that owned by the FSF"

If that's the only project you see, you need to wear glasses.

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RE[7]: CUPS APPLE
by cyclops on Fri 13th Jul 2007 22:01 in reply to "RE[6]: CUPS APPLE"
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

"If that's the only project you see, you need to wear glasses."

Then simply point them out. I'm perfectly willing to be corrected.

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RE[8]: CUPS APPLE
by KugelKurt on Fri 13th Jul 2007 22:10 in reply to "RE[6]: CUPS APPLE"
KugelKurt Member since:
2005-07-06

No, you are not willing to be corrected.
People already posted that Apple contributes to LLVM (not a FSF project).

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