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

Alessandro Zummo azummo-lists at towertech.it
Tue Jun 10 23:55:34 UTC 2008

On Wed, 11 Jun 2008 08:49:04 +0900
Olaf Meeuwissen <olaf.meeuwissen at avasys.jp> wrote:

> >  correct.
> No so.  As per my reply to Johannes' mail:
>   This depends on the respective license conditions of the free and
>   non-free parts.  If all of the conditions are not mutually exclusive,
>   then there is no problem license wise.  If even only two of the
>   conditions are mutually exclusive, you have a license violation on
>   your hands.
>   The above goes for any kind of combination where multiple licenses
>   are involved, not just when combining with GPL'd software.

 clear. I was talking about a possible proprietary sane backend

 GPL backend + proprietary decoding libs. A manufacturer would choose
 compatible terms for this case and it is not forbidden by the GPL.


 Best regards,

 Alessandro Zummo,
  Tower Technologies - Torino, Italy


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