[sane-devel] Brother Scanners
D. Hugh Redelmeier
hugh at mimosa.com
Wed Jul 18 14:23:57 UTC 2012
| Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 23:35:42 -0400
| Since Brother has released the brscan, brscan2 and brscan3 drivers under
| the GPL (
| what is the procedure for getting these included in sane?
I don't see a reply to your message. Here's a reply to a similar
message from some years ago. Summary: Brother has not made a
sufficiently complete source code release. And its licensing is
not useful either. Brother makes it clear that this isn't an accident.
From: Julien BLACHE <jb at jblache.org>
Date: Sat, 04 Jul 2009 10:15:23 +0200
Subject: Re: [sane-devel] Brother has already provided source code for brother scanner backends, should they go to sane-backends?
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.
> Would we be able to incorporate these backends into sane-backends?
Julien BLACHE <http://www.jblache.org>
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