[Printing-architecture] OpenPrinting News

Michael Sweet msweet at apple.com
Wed Feb 13 21:43:22 UTC 2019


Hard to say since none of the source files have copyright statements, but the Git history and wayback machine shows it is probably Lennart Poettering:


> On Feb 13, 2019, at 4:26 PM, Till Kamppeter <till.kamppeter at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 13/02/2019 21:34, Michael Sweet wrote:
>> Till,
>>> On Feb 13, 2019, at 1:14 PM, Till Kamppeter <till.kamppeter at gmail.com <mailto:till.kamppeter at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>> ...
>>> According to Zdenek, Michal tried this with the co-maintainership already.
>>> Seems that Trent is refusing any cooperation or completely ignoring the project.
>>> My suggestion is to fork the project and use one of the locations suggested by me, but who should be the upstream maintainer then.
>> Well, if you fork and put the fork under openprinting, then you can give access to the various Linux packagers of Avahi and let them merge any bug fixes, etc. there at least.  And then *if* Trent starts maintaining Avahi again and accepting pull requests you can easily get those changes back to him...
> I could do so and I can imagine that the distros will adopt this, but important is that I am not able to do the full upstream maintainer work. I cannot swallow all free software projects which are somehow needed for printing to work but given up upstream.
> As interim upstream maintainer of Avahi I could do things like assign commit rights to distro package maintainers, do releases, perhaps also merge pull requests, but I cannot move forward the development. Here I need contributors (for example distro packagers) who create the code (or mentor a GSoC student on an Avahi project, the slot I could provide).
> By the way, who is the original author of Avahi?
>   Till

Michael Sweet, Senior Printing System Engineer

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