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."
Thread beginning with comment 255446
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Ooookay...
by Governa on Sat 14th Jul 2007 20:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Ooookay..."
Governa
Member since:
2006-04-09

@ Melkor

Not helpful you say?

"Over time, Apple spend significant resources to retool their relationship with KHTML and the open-source community in general by making the Webkit project an open-source one. It was complete with an anonymous CVS repository, a full history of changes from Apple's very first involvement in the project, a comprehensive web site with Bugzilla bug tracking, blog, mailing lists, IRC channel, and information for developers if they would like to help the project in any capacity."

I would say they have been pretty helpful.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[3]: Ooookay...
by sbergman27 on Sun 15th Jul 2007 08:39 in reply to "RE[2]: Ooookay..."
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

For anyone interested, that quote is from this Ars article:

http://tinyurl.com/2ffdqb

I find that story encouraging, as it was the webkit debacle, in part, that had me concerned about the future of CUPS.

Reply Parent Score: 2