[sane-devel] SANE2, what do we want ?

Julien BLACHE jb at jblache.org
Wed Apr 2 17:26:21 UTC 2008

"m. allan noah" <kitno455 at gmail.com> wrote:


> IMHO, that exception was to allow proprietary front-ends, not backend
> pieces. Specifically the use of the the term 'link against such a
> library', implies that proprietary code could dlopen a backend, but
> not that the backend could dlopen a proprietary library, which we see
> with various external backends.

Olaf, the above paragraph is absolutely correct, and you interpreted
the license backwards.

The SANE license (GPL + exception) was designed before the LGPL was
written; it's roughly equivalent to the LGPL in its intent.

This has been discussed on this list already, with Henning telling
just what I wrote.


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