[sane-devel] Epson Perfection 3170 on 64 bit

m. allan noah kitno455 at gmail.com
Mon May 3 20:55:50 UTC 2010

On Mon, May 3, 2010 at 1:30 PM, Kirk Reiser <kirk at braille.uwo.ca> wrote:
> I have another question however probably not really addressing you
> Ingo but the group in general.  Why are proprietary/binary code
> drivers acceptable at all?

'acceptable' is in the eye of the beholder :) Some people are not
bothered by binaries, and those that are bothered are a small enough
segment for vendors to ignore. This has gone on for so long precisely
because the proprietary driver exists. It removed much of the impetus
for an outsider to reverse engineer it.

"The truth is an offense, but not a sin"

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