Why is there no open source firmware for laser or inkjet printers?

James Newton wrote 05/08/2019 at 22:25 0 points

Unlike routers, e.g. OpenWRT, there doesn't seem to be any effort to replace closed source printer firmware with open source code. And as recent articles have shown, there are serious vulnerabilities in some closed source printer firmware. e.g. the whole "fax attack" on multifunction machines (which doesn't even require a connection to the net to exploit).