[sane-devel] Brother has already provided source code for brother scanner backends, should they go to sane-backends?
mark.farnell at gmail.com
Sat Jul 4 08:39:57 UTC 2009
So should sane talk to Brother about the requirements for a genuine
GPL license and ask them to release all the source code? We should
tell them the we need GPL + SANE exception.
On Sat, Jul 4, 2009 at 8:15 PM, Julien BLACHE<jb at jblache.org> wrote:
> Mark Farnell <mark.farnell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Brother has already licensed their brother sane backend code to GPL,
>> the backends are known as brscan1, brscan2 and brscan3:
> GPL isn't enough, we need GPL + SANE exception.
>> brscan and brscan2 code:
> What a joke. This license agreement is not the GPL, in case you hadn't
> noticed. The tarball contains binary-only crap that's supposed to be
> released under the LGPL, except releasing only the final shared
> library doesn't even begin to satisfy the LGPL.
> That's a FAIL.
>> brscan3 code:
> The situation is exactly the same for this one, except the online
> license agreement is the GPL. Misleading at best.
> FAIL, too.
>> Would we be able to incorporate these backends into sane-backends?
> Obviously not.
> Julien BLACHE <http://www.jblache.org>
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