Subject: Re: A printer company perspective on Ghostscript, GPL, printers, ...
From: Michael Stutz <>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 13:05:48 -0500 (EST)

> > > I am not referring to the public benefit of having Ghostscript based
> > > printers, which would be unaffected, but rather the benefit of having
> > > the contents of latest Ghostscript available for immediate use in
> > > other GPL'ed software projects.
> > 
> > The only significant one I know of is GNUstep, and I have already promised
> > to release the Display PostScript subset of Ghostscript under the GPL as
> > soon as it is ready.  What others do you know of?
> I also can't imagine what "for sale" commercial products would materialize
> that used GS other than printers (and the Display PS you mention.) PostScript
> is really neat, but does have somewhat limited application.

I don't know of other GPL'ed software projects that use GS, but some of the
more interesting applications of PostScript are on Don Lancaster's site at
<>, including a PIC controller for robotics
and a new PostScript video character generator.