Re: [Fwd: [Gnome-print] Gnome printing issues]
- From: Robert L Krawitz <rlk alum mit edu>
- to: gnome-print helixcode com
- Subject: Re: [Fwd: [Gnome-print] Gnome printing issues]
- Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 20:48:13 -0400
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 12:20:55 -0500
From: Chema Celorio <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 09:35:56 -0500
> Most inkjet printer
> manufacturers have indicated their preference for providing binary
> Linux drivers (in one framework or another). I believe that supporting
> the Gimp Print work is our best bet for ensuring that our complete
> printing infrastructure remains free.
By that, do you mean that since Gimp Print is GPL, then printer
manufacturers would have no choice to use binary implementations for their
As far as gimp-print is concerned, that's correct -- printer vendors
cannot put binary-only implementations of their driver into it.
Robert Krawitz <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.tiac.net/users/rlk/
Tall Clubs International -- http://www.tall.org/ or 1-888-IM-TALL-2
Member of the League for Programming Freedom -- mail email@example.com
Project lead for The Gimp Print -- http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net
"Linux doesn't dictate how I work, I dictate how Linux works."
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