[sane-devel] Incorporating Brother Linux scanner drivers in next SANE?
m. allan noah
kitno455 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 13:35:12 UTC 2007
On 6/15/07, m. allan noah <kitno455 at gmail.com> wrote:
> that is not the gpl. the limitations on binary releases would seem to
> be a problem at first glance, but IANAL.
ok, on second glance,
1. the licensing is too confusing: it appears that the package has two
copies of the gpl, a single copy of brother license, and a copy of the
LGPL inside, and the download screen requires you to agree to the
brother license, which has limitations on binary distribution of
derivative works, with some mention of the LGPL?
2. it also contains some binary-only .so files: this makes it
impossible to run on platforms other than linux/intel?
i dont see this getting into sane without some clarification and
> On 6/15/07, Halim Issa <yallaone at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > With Brother's SANE drivers for Linux being GPL, is there any hope of having
> > them incorporated into the next mainline SANE release?
> > The full driver source is available here:
> > http://www.brother.com/cgi-bin/agreement/agreement.cgi?dlfile=http://solutions.brother.com/Library/sol/printer/linux/rpmfiles/sane_source/brscan-src-0.2.3.tar.gz&lang=English_source
> > and the information on the drivers is here:
> > http://solutions.brother.com/linux/sol/printer/linux/sane_drivers.html
> > From an end-user perspective, having the drivers in the main line would be a
> > major plus.
> > The driver works well, but unfortunately it relies on the deprecated /proc/usb
> > system.
> > Thank you for listening.
> > -h
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