[sane-devel] Please give me some help to solve the license issues in using sane

Alessandro Zummo azummo-lists at towertech.it
Fri Jun 6 13:08:46 UTC 2008

On Fri, 06 Jun 2008 09:24:25 +0900
Olaf Meeuwissen <olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp> wrote:
> If GPL'd code uses a non-compatible library via dlopen that's just as
> much a violation as linking to it directly.  The code runs in the same
> process space.  That makes the combined work a derivative, so, all the
> terms of the GPL need to be met.

 I'm not a lawyer, but I'm not sure of this. I always thought
 that using dynamic linking would allow for a proper separation
 of GPL/non-GPL code.

 That means that a GPL caller and a non-GPL library should be
 ok, while the inverse it's not.



 Best regards,

 Alessandro Zummo,
  Tower Technologies - Torino, Italy


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