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Meeting Information

Face to Face meeting information appears on this page in reverse chronological order.

April 2009 - OpenPrinting Summit on the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in San Francisco

Planned Topics and logistics

July 2008 - OpenPrinting Meeting on the Linux Foundation Japan Symposium in Tokyo, Japan

Topics and logistics

April 2008 - OpenPrinting Meeting on the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in Austin, Texas

Topics and logistics

November 2007 - OpenPrinting Meeting on the Linux Foundation Japan Symposium in Tokyo, Japan

Topics and logistics

September 2007 - OpenPrinting Sumnmit in Montreal, Canada

Topics and logistics

June 2007 - OpenPrinting Meeting on the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit in Mountain View

Topics and logistics

October 2006 - FSG OpenPrinting Summit in Lexington, KY

Topics and logistics

April 2006 - OSDL Printing Summit in Atlanta, GA

Web page at OSDL

Common Statements

Printer and Driver Installation

We want to achieve correct auto-discovery of printing devices and auto-installation of the matching driver based on manufacturer implementation of IEEE 1284 device identification for direct connect and network printers.

Comprehensive Status Reporting

We want to achieve a set of more meaningful feedback to users and administrators from devices and drivers about printer status, job status, and problems that have been encountered and to facilitate user feedback.

Consistent User Experience

We want to define printing dialogs that are consistent in layout and print options offered to the user across all applications and desktop environments.

Print Dialog Extensibility

We want to design a platform neutral standard & API that allows operating system, application and printer vendors to extend the common printing dialog with their own extensions.

We want to intensively explore the idea of a "printing dialog provided as a desktop service" for use by applications and GUI toolkits to construct print dialogs or to query for printer configuration information.

Driver Development

Open driver interfaces such as IJS, OP Vector Printer and CUPS raster are widely used. We recommend all hardware vendors who have plans to offer their printers for Linux customers to look into available Driver Development Kits which would greatly simplify driver development for Linux.

Print Job Data Format

We want to move to PDF (ISO xxx) as the core format for print job handling (while maintaining backwards compatibility with PostScript).


We want to enable the printing ecosystem (printer vendors, Linux distributors, integrators, etc.) by providing a means to certify printers and printer drivers against standard Linux capabilities (LSB) rather than against all of the individual distributions.


Linux distributors, printer manufacturers and the Linux community should work together to make recommendations on a testing methodology for Linux printing. The goal is to establish a globally applicable standard for Linux compatibility testing and certification of printing solutions.

We would like to collect global testing results on and make them available to the Linux desktop community.