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CUPS bought by Apple!

Postby linuxviolin » Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:15 pm

Apple bought CUPS. Use of CUPS will thus be subjected to the approval of Apple... bad news :evil: http://www.cups.org/articles.php?L475
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Re: CUPS bought by Apple!

Postby scorp123 » Sat Oct 06, 2007 8:33 pm

linuxviolin wrote:Apple bought CUPS. Use of CUPS will thus be subjected to the approval of Apple... bad news :evil: http://www.cups.org/articles.php?L475
CUPS was released under the GPL. If Apple messes too much with it someone will simply fork the code and e.g. create "FreeCUPS". Nothing is lost here. Let have Apple fun with it if it makes them and Steve Jobs happy.

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Postby linuxviolin » Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:00 pm

OK scorp. :D I gave information… and I am “afraid" always a little when companies as that buys things like CUPS or others.
Fear that they “destroyâ€￾ the thing in question... :twisted:

scorp wrote:someone will simply fork the code and e.g. create "FreeCUPS".

I hope........ in case :D
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Postby scorp123 » Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:08 pm

linuxviolin wrote: and I am “afraid" always a little when companies as that buys things like CUPS or others. Fear that they “destroyâ€￾ the thing in question... :twisted:
That's the good thing about the GPL :wink: Once GPL, always GPL. No company can 'kidnap' the code. If it were that easy Microsoft would have done so already long ago :wink:


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