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LinuxPrinting.org: OSDN Printing Summit 2001

Oct 27, 2001, 00:50 (5 Talkback[s])
"After a pretty uneventful flight, I drove the four feet to the hotel and bumped into Ben in the lobby. Ben is the leader of the gnulpr project, which is developing into an interesting new spooler. He pointed me at the first-day organization meeting in a conference room; after checking in I dropped by with Till.

Assorted HP and IBM folks were wrapping up their presentation preparation. We bumped into Patrick Powell of LPRng, and headed out for a beer. Trivia du jour: the Wall Street Journal runs LPRng. Evidently their plate making machines involve 7GB datasets and funky load balancing tricks.

Bruce Perens made a showing; he gave a keynote centered largely around patent issues, including mention of the current W3C snafu...

He also commented on the fact that HP and IBM are competing to deliver better things for Linux; this is indeed interesting. This year's conference is vastly more industrial in flavour; fewer traditional free software projects are represented, and there is an explicit focus here on standardization efforts and large company needs."

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