Re: FreeBSD und Drucken

From: Peter Ross <Peter.Ross(at)>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2007 00:09:18 +0000 (UTC)

On Sun, 30 Sep 2007, Peter Ross wrote:

> [PictBridge]
> Heißt das, wir haben endlich ein Standardprotokoll, um über USB Drucker
> anzusprechen? Das wäre ja zu schön, um wahr zu sein..

Entschuldigung, ich hätte wohl erst googlen sollen:

PictBridge is sometimes described as an open standard, whereas in fact the
specification can only be obtained from CIPA after agreement not to
disclose any information from the specification to others (section 2.2 of
the agreement). For example, this probably means that PictBridge cannot be
implemented by Free/Libre/Open-Source Software other than by
reverse-engineering the protocol (perhaps aided by the white paper that
CIPA provides), if publishing source code of an implementation of the
PictBridge standard counts as "disclosing information" from the

Oh wunderbare Welt der Pseudostandards.. Seufz.

Es grüßt

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