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OpenPrinting Summit/PWG Meeting Cupertino 2012

Actionable next steps toward the goal of making printing on Linux “just work”.

The printing activities of the Linux Foundation revolve around a few focal points:

  • For printer manufacturers, we want to make it easier to produce drivers that work across distributions and to get those drivers in the hands of end users, to reduce problems that result from running unsuitable or outdated drivers.
  • For application developers, we want to provide better facilities than we have today to add printing to applications in a portable and consistent way and so that the user gets full access to the printer's and the printing system's facilities and reliable results.
  • For operating system vendors, we want to put together a shared repository of printer drivers, so the OS/distribution vendors can share the burden of maintaining the (largely common) driver database with each other. We also want to assure that all parts of the printing stack (spooler, renderer, driver, filters, …) work consistently and reliably together.

A major theme of the OpenPrinting Summit is ensuring that we have the proper standards in place at both the application and driver level to accomplish the goal of making printing on Linux “just work”. In addition, we will discuss related topics, such as developer tools, developer documentation, and testing, that will be important to the goal of making the standard actionable.

Also general development of the printing infrastructure, like Color Management, automatic driver download, PDF workflow, Ghostscript, XPDF/Poppler, … will be discussed.


We are inviting the most important people on the area of printing with Linux and free software, like developers of printing infrastructure (CUPS, Ghostscript, Poppler, Color Management, OpenUsability, …), printer drivers (Gutenprint, …), representatives of printer manufacturers (Ricoh, HP, Epson, Lexmark, Canon, Samsung, …), distribution vendors (Red Hat, SUSE, Ubuntu, …), and more.

We also offer a call-in service for all sessions and so people who are not able to come can still participate.

The OpenPrinting Summit will be held on April 24-27, 2012 (Tue-Fri), together with a PWG (Printing Working Group) meeting at Apple in Cupertino, so the topics are from both PWG and OpenPrinting and as well the participants.

Either in person or phone-in participants should answer the survey on the PWG summit page under the second header. 

These are the attendees who confirmed and/or registered up to now for participating personally (names in no special order, if not otherwise stated they are present on all three days):

  1. Marcos H. Woehrmann (Artifex, Wed/Fri only)
  2. Wei Ming (Konica Minolta, Tue/Wed only)
  3. Danny Brennan (GTS Services Delivery)
  4. Randy Turner (Amalfi)
  5. Haisong Gu (Konica Minolta - Tue only)
  6. Joe Murdock (Sharp Labs)
  7. Michael Vrhel (Artifex - Wed/Thu only)
  8. Russell Brudnicki (Kyocera)
  9. Anil Thakkar (Thinxtream Technologies Pte. Ltd, Tue/Wed/Thu only)
  10. Naruhiko Ogasawara
  11. Ron Nevo (Samsung, Wed/Thu/Fri only)
  12. Rick Yardumian (Canon)
  13. Peter Zehler (Xerox)
  14. Jay Wang (Toshiba America Business Solutions)
  15. Bill Wagner (TIC)
  16. Yuri Dolgov (Google, Tue/Thu only)
  17. David Williams (Ricoh)
  18. Ira McDonald (High North)
  19. Shane Lin (Monotype Imaging)
  20. Kevin Luo (Kyocera)
  21. Brian Smithson (Ricoh, Tue/Fri only)
  22. Peter Linnell (Scribus/OpenICC)
  23. Till Kamppeter (Canonical/The Linux Foundation)
  24. Jerry Thrasher (Lexmark)
  25. Glen Petrie (Epson)
  26. Michael Sweet (Apple)

This is the list of attendees who will probably call in (names in no special order, note that these attendees will perhaps only call in for selected sessions):

  1. Tim Waugh (Red Hat)
  2. Daniel Dressler
  3. Hin-Tak Leung
  4. Paul Tykodi (TCS)
  5. Kai-Uwe Behrmann
  6. Jeff Licquia (The Linux Foundation)


The OpenPrinting Summit and the PWG meeting will be a joint event from Tue, April 24 to Fri, April 27 and will take place at Apple in Cupertino.

See the PWG summit page for links to the slides and for latest changes.

We plan to cover the following topics (not all coffee breaks are explicitly listed):

Tuesday, April 24

08:30AM - 09:00AMBreakfast
09:00AM - 10:15AMPWG Plenary
10:15AM - 10:30AMBreak
10:30AM - 12:00PMOpenPrinting Plenary
12:00PM - 01:00PMLunch
01:00PM - 02:00PMCUPS Roadmap
02:00PM - 02:15PMBreak
02:15PM - 03:15PMCommon Mobile Print Client
03:15PM - 03:30PMBreak
03:30PM - 05:00PMPosix Print Clients

Wednesday, April 25

08:30AM - 09:00AMBreakfast
09:00AM - 12:00PMPrinting and Color Management
12:00PM - 01:00PMLunch
01:00PM - 05:00PMIPP Everywhere

Thursday, April 26

08:30AM - 09:00AMBreakfast
09:00AM - 12:00PMSemantic Model
12:00PM - 01:00PMLunch
01:00PM - 03:15PMCWMP BOF
03:15PM - 03:30PMBreak
03:30PM - 05:00PMWorkgroup for Imaging Management Solutions (WIMS)

Friday, April 27

08:30AM - 09:00AMBreakfast
09:00AM - 12:00PMCloud Imaging
12:00PM - 01:00PMLunch
01:00PM - 02:00PMFuture of OpenPrinting
02:00PM - 02:15PMBreak
02:15PM - 05:00PMImaging Device Security (IDS)

Event Logistics

As the OpenPrinting Summit is held together with the PWG Meeting see also there for more detailed information.


Tuesday-Friday, April 24-27


The OpenPrinting Summit takes place together with the PWG Meeting at Apple in Cupertino. We will be in the “Beatles” room in the De Anza 3 building (just across the street from the main campus) located at:

10500 N. De Anza Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014

See the PWG summit page for a map of the location.


The location has changed. It is not the one announced here initially.

Mailing List

For any questions or discussion about the contents or the Logistics of this event please use our mailing list. Please subscribe to the list if you are interested in the OpenPrinting Summit and/or want to attend it.

Everything important for attendees will only be announced on the list and summarized on this Wiki page, so please subscribe or stay subscribed if you like to attend.

Preparation conference calls

There will be 4 preparation conference calls for the event. They will be on Wednesdays, in the morning in the US and in the afternoon in Europe (always at 9am in San Francisco).


Dial-in number: +1-218-936-7999
Access code: 491659#

The same dial-in number and access code will be used for all preparation conference calls.


To participate by phone there are different call-in numbers, see below.


Please respond to the PWG April 2012 face-to-face meeting survey whether you are planning to attend the meeting in person, by phone, or not at all. This will help us plan for services and make any necessary reservations.

Registration for the OpenPrinting Summit and PWG Meeting is free of charge.

Participation by calling in

We set up a conference phone in the room of the OpenPrinting Summit so that if you are not able to attend the Summit you can participate by calling in.

Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): +1 866 469-3239
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): +1 650 429-3300
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): +1 408 856-9570

We will give you the access code on request.

You can download the presentation slides via the links in the schedules before each presentation starts to see the slides when you participate by phone.


How well the call-in participation works depends very much on the room acoustics and the quality of the equipment on the conference site. Especially in big rooms there are often problems.


There are several good hotels in the vicinity: Hotels near Apple

The following hotels are within walking distance of the main campus:

Cypress Hotel
10050 South DeAnza Boulevard
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 253-8900

Cupertino Inn
10889 North DeAnza Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 996-7700

Sponsorship Opportunities

The preferred form of sponsoring the OpenPrinting Summit is overtaking the expenses for travel, accomodation, and meals for one or more of the participants who do not get their costs reimbursed by their employers, as they work on printing with free software in their spare time, independent of their jobs.

Note also that getting member of the Linux Foundation or donating to the OpenPrinting work group at the Linux Foundation can raise money for sponsoring the Summit, too.

If you want to sponsor, we can supply you with a list of sponsorship requests.

Please contact the organization team (see below).

Organization Team

Till Kamppeter (till at linux-foundation dot org, Content/Agenda), Ira McDonald (blueroofmusic at gmail dot com, Content/Agenda).


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