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Unforked Ghostscript Released, Now Under the GPL, and Works with CUPS

Aug 06, 2007, 17:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Troy Unrau)

"This week Ghostscript, an open source postscript processor, released version 8.60. Ghostscript releases are not normally newsworthy since they are frequent and incremental, but this release is special. Years ago, when the CUPS (Common Unix Printing System) project was still in its infancy, they took a fork of Ghostscript to produce ESP Ghostscript. During the 8.60 development series, the original Ghostscript project decided to move to the GPL away from their own AFPL License. This was the stroke of goodwill required to get the unforking process underway and the developers began to pore over the code..."

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