Actionable next steps toward the goal of making printing on Linux "just work".
The printing activities pf 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across distributions and to get those drivers in the hands of end users, to reduce problems that result from running outdated drivers.
- For application developers, we want to provide better facilities than we do today to add printing to applications in a portable and consistent way.
- 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.
A major theme of the Printing Summit is ensuring 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 PDF workflow, Ghostscript, XPDF/Poppler, ... will be discussed.
These are the attendees who confirmed and/or registered up to now (PS: Will attend the Printing Summit; PWG: Will attend the PWG Meeting, names in alphabetical order):
- Ron Bergman (Ricoh) PWG
- Shah Bhatti (Samsung) PS, PWG
- Raghothama Cauligi (HP) PS
- Nancy Chen (Okidata) PWG
- Paul Danbold (Apple) PS
- Behdad Esfahbod (Cairo/Pango/GNOME) PS
- Lee Farrell (Canon) PWG
- Donna Feller (Riso, Inc) PS
- Ole Frimann Skov (MPI Tech) PS, PWG
- Ralph Giles (Ghostscript) PS
- Grant Gilmour (366 Software Inc.) PWG
- Norm Jacobs (Sun) PS
- Till Kamppeter (OpenPrinting) PS
- Andrew Kisliakov (Canon) PS
- Luc Lalonde (Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal) PS, PWG
- Marcelo Ricardo Leitner (Mandriva) PS, PWG
- Hin-Tak Leung (Printer drivers) PS
- Harry Lewis (Infoprint) PWG
- Jeff Licquia (LSB) PS
- Andrey Lisichenok (Riso, Inc) PS
- Ira McDonald (OpenPrinting) PS, PWG
- Johannes Meixner (SUSE/Novell) PS, PWG
- Benoit Ozell (Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal) PS
- Glen Petrie (Epson) PS, PWG
- Kurt Pfeifle (KDE/Samba Doc) PS
- Peter Sikking (m+mi works) PS
- Mike Sweet (Apple) PS
- Jerry Thrasher (Lexmark) PWG
- Cristian Tibirna (KDE Print) PS
- David Too (Intermate) PS, PWG
- Yasumasa Toratani (Canon) PS, PWG
- Paul Tykodi (Tykodi Consulting) PS
- Jelmer Vernooij (Samba/CUPS) PS
- William Wagner (TIC) PWG
- Dave Whitehead (Lexmark) PWG
- Shiyun Yie (HP) PS
Note: The agenda for this summit will be continuously updated on this site.
Please upload your slides as a PDF file through this page  and then link them to the listing of your presentation by clicking "[Edit]" and adding "([[Media:filename.pdf|Slides]])" to your presentation's entry in the editor window.
If not otherwise stated, all sessions take place in the plenary room (JAB-1035). For the breakout sesssion we will use the plenary room (JAB-1035) for one and the breakout room (JAB-1034) for the other session. The PWG meetings of Wednesday afternoon take place in the breakout room, of Thursday and Friday in the plenary room.
|9:00AM - 9:15AM||Welcome and overview. What do we hope to accomplish at the Printing Summit? (Till Kamppeter, The Linux Foundation)|
|Part I: Printing System Core and Infrastructure|
|9:15AM - 10:45AM|| What's new in CUPS
Report about the state of the art of CUPS and its future development at Apple (Mike Sweet, Apple, Paul Danbold, Apple). Slides 
|10:45AM - 11:00AM||Break|
|11:00AM - 12:30PM||OpenPrinting Workgroup US/Europe|
|12:30PM - 1:30PM||Lunch|
|1:30PM - 3:30PM|| PDF instead of PostScript as standard print job format
|3:30PM - 3:45PM||Break|
|3:45PM - 4:45PM|| Breakout sessions
|4:45PM - 5:30PM||Report from breakouts, wrap-up|
|9:00AM - 9:15AM||Review of day one/Introduction for day two (Till Kamppeter, The Linux Foundation)|
|Part II: Printing on the Desktop: GUI and Applications|
|9.15AM - 10:00AM|| Printing with KDE and GNOME
New features and development in the printing infrastructure of KDE and GNOME; Automatic driver download, PDF workflow, ... Demos of the new features
|10:00AM - 10:45AM|| The common printing dialog
Thanks to Trolltech for funding the travel and accomodation of Peter Sikking.
|10:45AM - 11:00AM||Break|
|11:00AM - 11:45AM|| LSB 3.2 and 4.0: Printing infrastructure for applications (Jeff Licquia, The Linux Foundation, Till Kamppeter, The Linux Foundation) Jeff's slides 
What will make it into LSB 3.2, what will be added in LSB 4.0?
|11:45AM - 12:30PM|| Discussion with ISVs: What has improved what is still needed?
Round table with the ISVs
|12:30PM - 1:30PM||Lunch / Group Photo OpenPrinting Summit 2007 |
|1:30PM - 2:30PM||Breakout sessions|
|2:30PM - 3:00PM||Report from breakouts, wrap-up|
|3:00PM - 3:15PM||Break|
|Part III: Printer Drivers and Printer Validation|
|3:15PM - 4:00PM|| Distribution-independent driver packages (Till Kamppeter, The Linux Foundation)
|4:00PM - 5:30PM|| OpenPrinting Workgroup Japan
Yasumasa Toratani (Canon)
|9:00AM - 9:15AM||Review of day two/Introduction for day three (Till Kamppeter, The Linux Foundation)|
|9:15AM - 10:45AM|| Driver development reports
From printer manufacturers
Free software projects
Thanks to Paul Tykodi for funding the travel of Hin-Tak Leung.
|10:45AM - 11:00AM||Break|
|11:00AM - 11:45AM|| "Our Printer is OpenPrinting-compatible": Printing Validation
Validation of: Device, infrastructure, path, drivers
How should a printer validation program look like?
|11:45AM - 12:45PM|| Breakout sessions
|12:45PM - 1:45PM||Lunch|
|1:45PM - 2:45PM||LSB 3.2 and 4.0: Printing infrastructure for drivers (Jeff Licquia, The Linux Foundation, Till Kamppeter, The Linux Foundation)|
|2:45PM - 3:30PM||Report from breakouts|
|3:30PM - 3:45PM||Break|
|3:45PM - 4:30PM||Discussion about drivers/validation, wrap-up|
|Part IV: The OpenPrinting Summit 2007 is Over - Final Thoughts and Discussion|
|4:30PM - 5:15PM||Final discussion|
|5:15PM - 5:30PM||General Wrap-up|
|9:00AM - 12:15PM|| Joint Plenary of PWG and OpenPrinting
Detailed agenda on the PWG Montreal Face-to-Face page 
The OpenPrinting Summit will be held together with the PWG face-to-face meeting .
See here  for who is arriving when and staying in which hotel.
OpenPrinting Summit Monday-Thursday, September 24-27
PWG meetings end on Friday, September 28
École Polytechnique de Montréal
2500, ch de Polytechnique
We will have two meeting rooms, the plenary room (JAB-1035) with 72 seats for the main session and the breakout room (JAB-1034) with 24 seats for the breakouts and the PWG sessions of Wednesday afternoon. The rooms are both in the Pavillon J.-Armand-Bombardier, (6) on the map. The next cafeteria is in the main building, (2), and you find it following the path marked in green on the map. Here  are some pictures of the rooms.
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.
There will be preparation conference calls for the event. They will be every other Thursday, at 10am pacific, 1pm eastern, 7pm Europe.
- August 2, 16, 30
- September 13, 20
There will be a last phone meeting before the Summit on September 20.
Dial-in number: +1-641-715-3840
Access code: 260016#
Press *6 to mute/unmute your line.
If not otherwise stated the same dial-in number and access code will be used for all preparation conference calls and also for dialing into the Printing Summit itself (see below).
The LF OpenPrinting Summit is held together with the PWG face-to-face . Therefore there is one registration page for both events.
If you want to attend both events, please register only once through this registrstion page.
We set up conference phones at the event location so that if you are not able to attend the Summit you can participate by calling in.
We will use the same phone number and access code as for the preparation conference calls and one additional access code, so that one can participate in the sessions in both rooms:
- Plenary room (JAB-1035)
- Dial-in number: +1-641-715-3840
- Access code: 260016#
- Breakout room (JAB-1034)
- Dial-in number: +1-641-715-3840
- Access code: 542730#
Press *6 to mute/unmute your line.
Please look for postings on the mailing list or for information in the schedules above for changes in the assignment of the rooms and the phone numbers.
NOTE: 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.
In Montreal you can get three-star hotel rooms for around $119-$130 CAD/night. See the hotel listings of Tourisme Montreal .
Recommended regions are downtown or near the Ecole Polytechnique (Mount Royal area).
IMPORTANT: Due to the PGA tour golf event on the weekend after the Printing Summit hotels will fill quickly and so it can be difficult to find a room in Montreal shortly before the event begins.
So I recommend that you quickly reserve a hotel room. Even if you did not make the decision to come to Montreal, you can reserve without risk, as you can usually cancel free of charge until 1 or 2 days before scheduled arrival.
You find free rooms for reasonable prices for example in the following two (all ***):
- Near the conference, 600 meters to walk: Terrasse Royale  (Reserve on hotel's site, see also Google map )
- Downtown: Days Inn  (Reserve at Tourisme Montreal )
- Downtown: Hotel Saint Malo  (Reserve at Tourisme Montreal )
Please tell on the mailing list where you reserve your room, to make the search easier for the others and also that we do not get distributed over too many hotels. This makes things like car or taxi pooling or meetings in the evening much easier.
Four-star hotel with negotiated rate
(Negotiated by Louis Desjardins and Ira McDonald)
This is a freshly renovated four-star hotel in downtown Montreal, in the cultural district. We get a negotiated rate of $135 CAD (+ taxes) per night (same price for single or double room) for the nights from September 23-28. Wireless internet is included. Usual four-star hotel prices are around $200 CAD (+ taxes) per night.
The hotel is booked out from September 28 on, due to the PGA. So you need to change to another hotel if you do not leave on Friday or earlier. The schedules of the PWG meeting will take this into account not ending too late on Friday.
Book via internet or phone, supplying the group rate code (in the "Group/Corporate #" field):
Internet: http://www.hyattregencymontreal.com/ 
Group rate code: G-SUMM
Book via phone if you do not get the negotiated rate for all nights via the web site.
Hyatt Regency Montreal
1255 Jeanne-Mance, PO Box 130,
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H5B 1E5
This is 30 minutes by bus (#129) and short walk or 15 minutes by taxi from Ecole Polytechnique.
(cited from hotel's advertising materials)
... centrally located in the heart of the cultural district of Montreal. It is adjacent to 100 shops and boutiques and 20 restaurants in Complexe Desjardins, and provides you with underground access to the Palais des Congrès (Montreal Convention Centre), La Place des Arts (Performing Arts Centre), the Contemporary Art Museum as well as our subway system which can take you anywhere in Montreal. We are steps away from the trendiest restaurants and the vibrant nightlife of St-Laurent and St-Denis streets and within walking distance to Old Montreal, the Old Port and Chinatown.
(from Louis Desjardins)
For food, here are some figures, although the picture can change a lot depending on people's will and taste. You can spend lots more money in Montreal for food in restaurants.
- Breakfast in Montreal can be between $5-$10 CAD
- Lunch at the cafeteria is under $10 CAD, service and taxes included
- Lunch in the nearby restaurants can be a bit higher, consider between $10-$15 CAD + service and taxes
- Supper will easily reach up to $20-$30 in average restaurants but you can always find something for less, including for instance roasted chicken for about 10$-12$ per meal, or pizzas. There are good spots around the university for that! Also, the city is well-known for its fine cuisine and travellers can find a restaurant for almost every cuisine of the world in Montréal! From the Montreal Pool-Room where you can have hot-dogs for real cheap to Le Toqué, a state-of-the-art restaurant with a renowned chef where a supper can cost well over $100 per person. But this one is an experience of a lifetime!
Please note that in Montreal and unless explicitly written, all prices are given before taxes which are a bit lower than 15% On top of the price for the meal, service is also an extra charge of 15%
Fares for public transports are here .
Taxis have a flat rate of $35 CAD for coming downtown from the airport and it might be an option for 3 people or more to take and share a cab... also depending on where you go and how much luggage you carry.
The AEROBUS  is the shuttle from the airport to downtown. Price is $14.00 CAD one-way and $24.54 CAD return.
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.
The Linux Foundation will also sponsor some participants, but we will probably get more requests for sponsorships. 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).
Till Kamppeter (till at linux-foundation dot org, Content/Agenda), Ira McDonald (blueroofmusic at gmail dot com, Content/Agenda/Logistics), Louis Desjardins (louis_desjardins at mardigrafe dot com, Logistics, Venue), Benoit Ozell (benoit dot ozell at polymtl dot ca, Logistics, Venue), Amanda McPherson (amanda at linux-foundation dot org, Sponsoring/PR by the LF), Dan Kohn (dan at dankohn dot com, Sponsoring by the LF), Jim Zemlin (firstname.lastname@example.org , Sponsoring by the LF).