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[openFATE 310402] Driver Printer Konica Magicolor 2490 (and other)
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  • Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2010 17:51:56 +0100 (CET)
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Feature changed by: Johannes Meixner (jsmeix)
Feature #310402, revision 2
Title: Driver Printer Konica Magicolor 2490 (and other)

openSUSE-11.4: Unconfirmed
Priority
Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Heidjer Brandt (brandth)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org

Description:
Hi there,
there exist foo2lava printer drivers for several Konica Minolta
magicolor printers (e.g. 2490 MF)  for already some time. But they are
not included in the standard Suse Distribution. It would be nice to
include the drivers in the standard distribution.
brandth
 

+ Discussion:
+ #1: Johannes Meixner (jsmeix) (2010-12-08 17:51:47)
+ As far as I know all foo2... drivers need JBIG (e.g. for the ZjStream
+ printer protocol) but JBIG has patent issues so that those drivers are
+ not sufficiently free software so that we cannot distribute them.
+ According to http://foo2lava.rkkda.com/ it seems foo2lava is a part of
+ foo2zjs and foo2zjs needs JBIG to implement ZjStream which means
+ foo2zjs/foo2lava is not sufficiently free software so that we cannot
+ distribute it regardless what they call it on the project's home page.
+ The difference is that even if the source code of foo2zjs/foo2lava is
+ free source code, it requires patent protected stuff which makes it non-
+ free software, see "Copyright" versus "Patents" at
+ https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=342704#c1



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