[sane-devel] Please give me some help to solve the license issues in using sane
m. allan noah
kitno455 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 8 18:10:31 UTC 2008
On 6/6/08, Daniel Glöckner <daniel-gl at gmx.net> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 06, 2008 at 11:10:52AM -0400, m. allan noah wrote:
> > 3. you can write a partly free backend, that dynamically links to the
> > closed parts, provided that you place a license exception in the free
> > part allowing said linking. you cannot use any code from SANE, other
> > than sane.h and the sane specification, in either part.
> > 4. you can write an entirely closed backend. you cannot use any code
> > from SANE, other than sane.h and the sane specification.
> All GPL frontends using these backends would need a license exception
> as well.
yes- i think you are right, unless you think SANE is a 'system
library'. While it is not the kernel, and not part of libc, and it is
in user space, SANE is definately drivers, and i daresay most
definitions of 'system' are going to include drivers.
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