[Printing-architecture] FW: [Desktop_printing] Ghostscript leading edge is now GPL!

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at sharplabs.com
Sun Jun 18 12:16:59 PDT 2006


Hi,
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Thanks to Waldo Bastian (Intel/OSDL) for passing on this important
news for the Linux and UNIX open printing environment!
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The Artifex Ghostscript versus CUPS ESP Ghostscript fork has been
a difficulty for better open printing support for some time - perhaps =

these forks can now be harmonized.
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Please take a few moments to read Raph's posting referenced in
Waldo's note below.
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Cheers,
- Ira
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Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI  49839
phone: +1-906-494-2434
email: imcdonald at sharplabs.com =


-----Original Message-----
From: desktop_printing-bounces at lists.osdl.org
[mailto:desktop_printing-bounces at lists.osdl.org]On Behalf Of Bastian, Waldo
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2006 3:46 AM
To: desktop_printing at osdl.org
Subject: [Desktop_printing] Ghostscript leading edge is now GPL!



Some nice news on the ghostscript front. Ghostscript used to have a staged
release process where new releases where first released under the AFPL and
only after a year under the GPL. This approach led to a fork by people who
needed to get patches in the GPL version. It's great to see that this has
been resolved.

See HYPERLINK
"http://advogato.org/person/raph/diary.html?start=3D411"http://advogato.org=
/pe
rson/raph/diary.html?start=3D411

Waldo Bastian

Linux Client Architect - Client Linux Foundation Technology

Channel Platform Solutions Group

Intel Corporation - HYPERLINK
"http://www.intel.com/go/linux"http://www.intel.com/go/linux

OSDL DTL Tech Board Chairman


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