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The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the availability of the Linux Standard Base Driver Development Kit (LSB DDK) for print drivers.

The DDK provides the tools and resources for printing manufacturers to easily support all Linux distributions with one driver package, greatly reducing the time and effort needed to support Linux. This release also streamlines printer support and functionality for end users through the addition of a web API from the OpenPrinting database. This API will be supported by all major Linux distributions and will allow Linux printer setup tools to automatically find and download printer driver packages, even when there is no local driver available in the distribution.

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Created by anna 7 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 11 weeks ago
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rek2

7 years 11 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago

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I have to admit with out knowing

I have to admit with out knowing more information that this is a good move. I though that they were just going to be another bureaucratic entity, but they are really doing something...
good..

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mattflaschen

7 years 11 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago

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Hmm. It seems this is only an

Hmm. It seems this is only an advantage for unfree drivers. If it's a free driver, the distributor can do the building and packaging.

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rek2

7 years 11 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago

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this is true.. and like I said

this is true.. and like I said I don't , have much information about the story but if this is for non-free drivers then is no good for us.