[Printing-summit] firmware & openess

Giuseppe Ghibò ghibo at mandriva.com
Sun Oct 1 03:35:21 PDT 2006


At the end of June 2006, there was a thread in the desktop_printing
mailing list (see thread "PAPI for CUPS: Volunteers needed!")
about the problem of the firmware in the drivers.

Today I've just read (maybe explained in better terms) a similar
request in slashdot site:

http://undeadly.org/cgi?action=article&sid=20060930232710
http://bsd.slashdot.org/bsd/06/10/01/0230234.shtml

Since IMHO this is appliable also to firmwares for printers
and scanners, maybe this could be a source of 5-10' free discussion/consideration
in the next printing summit.

Bye
Giuseppe.




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