[Desktop_printing] Kicking off the Open Printing Summit
waldo.bastian at intel.com
Fri Jan 6 14:53:09 PST 2006
>If you are on the desktop_printing mailing list, you have been
>about the Open Printing Summit which is tentatively scheduled for the
>March/April timeframe. In order to close on the timeframe / location
>for this meeting, I have put together a very short survey for everyone
>on this list to take. It asks the following questions...
> * Name
> * Desktop Organization / Project
> * Company
> * What is your tentative plan for attending the Open Printing
> * Timeframe preferences
> * Location - East Coast Geography Options
> * Can your company/organization provide a meeting place for the
> summit? The meeting will be limited to 50 people. Would need
> some room for breakout working sessions.
> * Please enter any agenda items that you would like to see at the
> summit that are not currently on the agenda.
>Take the survey at:
>The Open Printing Summit logistics (including the agenda) will be
>The starting point for the Open Printing Summit agenda is:
>1. Making printing user friendly - it should just work
> * Usability
> * Consistent methods for printing, job handling, and printer
>2. Hardware support
> * Drivers and PPDs, preferably from printer manufacturers and
> * Plug and Print (not plug and play; plug the printer and play
> hours with different drivers)
> * Auto-download and auto-install of drivers
>3. OpenPrinting.org implementation
>4. CUPS 1.2 integration with desktops, apps, drivers, distros, etc.
I think the printing summit will offer an excellent opportunity to
discuss whether it makes sense to work towards a certification &
branding program for Linux & Printers. The key ingredients for such a
discussion would be input from printer vendors and Linux distributors
and their position on such an initiative. The printing summit will be a
unique event where representatives of both will be together.
If sufficient support exists for the general idea of a certification and
branding program the technical implications could be considered: What
would be meaningful technical criteria to decide whether a specific
printer model is supported on a specific Linux disitribution and is it
possible to define technical certification criteria in such a way that
they can be applied to printer models and distributions in isolation, as
opposed to specific combinations of printer model and distribution?
Linux Client Architect - Channel Software Operation - Intel Corporation
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