Apple & FreeBSD relationship

Jerry freebsd.user at
Thu Mar 10 19:27:23 UTC 2011

On Thu, 10 Mar 2011 10:53:47 -0800
David Brodbeck <gull at> articulated:

> On Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 8:57 AM, Mark Felder <feld at> wrote:
> > On Wed, 09 Mar 2011 17:31:32 -0600, Frank Shute
> > <frank at> wrote:
> >
> >> Apple produces the clusterfuck that is CUPS, I believe.
> >
> >
> > Apple took over the CUPS project. They didn't write it. They're
> > improving it a lot with every major OSX release, so I'm not sure
> > why you're so upset.
> I think a lot of the hate for CUPS here is NIH syndrome.

Seriously, it goes way, way beyond CUPS. Just look at the debauchery
regarding a HAL replacement. Instead of the different distros creating a
uniform replacement, they are each intent on reinventing the wheel with
their own implementation. In the end, nobody gains and the status quo
per se remains as fragmented as ever.

Jerry ✌
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