[sane-devel] SANE protocol over USB as new USB scannerdevice class?

François Revol revol at free.fr
Mon Dec 29 01:56:01 UTC 2008

> > Sounds like you would be the kind of manufacturer to publish 
> > protocol
> > specs, do you plan to do that, or have you done so?
> Me, personally, I'd love to be able to do that.  I've talked with my 
> managers and no go.  As a previous poster mentioned, our business 
> types consider our own protocol a "strategic advantage". 

That's the usual moot argument, served by nv and ati, which each have 
their own army of people to RE each other's device before they are even 
on the market.

It only impairs the fair rights of using the device of people using 
alternative OSes.


It's really sad to see companies acting like this just because they see 
others doing so and don't think by themselves.
Hopefully someday someone will find a legal loophole to force 
disclosure of what is just the user's manual. :^)


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