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

Julien BLACHE jb at jblache.org
Tue Apr 8 16:52:02 UTC 2008

Lei Chen <Raymond.Chen at Sun.COM> wrote:


>> agreed. if i were to make sane2 myself, i would change the license to
>> straight GPL3.
> Why not LGPL? Is LGPL not so straight for libraries and dynamic
> objects? The current license makes thing complex. People have to pay
> close attention to GPL libraries and backends, with or without that
> exception claiming, in SANE.

All backends in SANE are GPL + exception, which is roughly equivalent
to the LGPL.

Relicensing SANE is not possible, because quite a few copyright
holders cannot be reached to obtain permission.


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