You could also bug Columbia about releasing NINJa [0].  I attempted to
get them to do so several times when I worked there, but no luck.  Oh
the bureaucratic fear of open source.


[0] http://www.columbia.edu/acis/facilities/printers/ninja.html

On Mon, Feb 08, 2010 at 03:32:12PM -0600, Francis Kayiwa wrote:
> On 2/8/10 3:09 PM, Ryan Eby wrote:
> >I'm interested in knowing what everyone is using for print management
> >and cost recovery for public printing. We're currently using Pharos
> >but I'd like to see what else is out there. I don't really have any
> >requirements other than preferably available separate from any
> >computer management system. Mostly just interested in what is out
> >there and personal opinions of the product.
> >
> >I'd be especially interested in any OSS options. I've come across a
> >few CUPS/lpr based systems (http://print.ncsu.edu/ and
> >http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1027802.1027849) but there doesn't appear
> >to be any code release associated with them.
> 
> Got the following response:
> 
> <verbatim>
> Francis,
> 
> The person you're referring to is most likely Adam Lewenburg.  He
> has since moved on, and I am now the service manager for LibPrint.
> 
> We had looked into open sourcing the code, as well as several other
> methods of distributing the system to non-UIUC organizations.
> Unfortunately, the bureaucratic overhead involved turned out to be
> more massive than we could have imagined, and it turns out that we
> don't have the staff or resources to make it possible.
> 
> Sorry for the bad news.  If there's anything else I can help you
> with, please let me know.
> jason.
> </verbatim>
> 
> GAH!
> 
> regards,
> ./fxk
> 

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