Mopria Alliance is a non-profit membership organization of leading global technology companies with the mission of providing universal standards and solutions for print and scan.
Founded in 2013 by Canon, HP, Samsung and Xerox, it has grown to 21 members representing the worldwide printer and scanner business.
The terms “non-profit” and “universal standards” evoke an image of the noble intention to overthrow proprietary solutions and enable open source access to print and scan services. Indeed a welcome gift to any FOSS developer. I already envision SavaPage being a Mopria Compliant printer and capturing scans from Mopria Compliant scanners.
Unfortunately, it’s not what it seems. The standards are available to Mopria Alliance member companies only and hidden behind a $30,000 annual membership paywall.