TIL CUPS, the print queue server came from Apple and enables a web server by default (port 631) on a lot of systems. Is this really a good idea?


@tomosaigon It was actually developed by Michael Sweet at his company Easy Software Products.

He moved to Apple and took CUPS with him. Apple's claims to having developed CUPS are not actually true.

@neildarlow Maybe I didn't actually see Apple claim to invent it but they certainly imply some kind of stewardship of the project! Interesting to find out it's not true.

The man page lists Apple Inc as copyright owner.

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