[sane-devel] sane SCSI 32bit emulation on 64bit

Julien BLACHE jb at jblache.org
Tue Jan 10 17:04:00 UTC 2006

abel deuring <adeuring at gmx.net> wrote:


>> Good luck in getting every copyright holder (which includes every
>> patch contributor) to agree to the relicensing :)
> That's exactly, why I wrote that I don't want to open a discussion ;)

Yeah, I mentioned that as a reference for people wondering why SANE
isn't licensed under the LGPL :)

>> Err, no, not really. It quickly becomes quite tricky to use LGPL code
>> in an application in complete compliance with the license.
> Really? Admittedly, it is some time ago that I took a closer look to
> the LGPL, but I thought that the main reqirement is that a user must
> be able to recompile the free library and to link this new library
> version to the proprietary code. No big deal with shared libraries,
> for example.

Indeed, but then there's the written offer clause for example which
can become quite tricky to manage.


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