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Apple acquires CUPS printing software

According to Sweet in a blog post, “In February 2007, Apple Inc acquired ownership of the CUPS source code and hired me (Michael R. Sweet), the creator of CUPS.”

Although Apple currently owns the source code, CUPS will remain an open source project available for UNIX and other operating systems under the GPL2 / LGPL2 license, Sweet says. The author has also made the news public on the CUPS website.

Sweet has indicated that his work is currently unrelated to CUPS, although he continues to develop and support the software.