Kenshi sent the following GPG-signed message to the Debian CUPS mailing list today:
As you know, there are many bugs about CUPS including Release-critical and I haven't an enough time to fix them.
My primary motivation was to internationalize/localize it. Now it is already implemented by upstream.
Unfortunately CUPS is too complex for me to maintain. I haven't a time to track bugs, I haven't an enough knowledge about Postscript or printer specific codes, and I haven't any testbed of user's printers.
If you'd like to become primary CUPS maintainer instead of me, I pass a baton happily :) Of course I'll support you such as uploading.Thanks,
Interested parties should contact kmuto directly to manifest their intention.