[sane-devel] backend distribution question

Stef stef.dev at free.fr
Fri Jan 25 05:32:43 UTC 2013

On 24/01/2013 02:44, Ruell Magpayo wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am an engineer from Kyocera and we are writing the SANE support for 
> Kyocera home based MFP devices,
> We came across a problem that needs feedback from SANE community,
> our situation is, all Kyocera scanner uses a 3^rd party API for bank 
> notes scanning prevention, this library is confidential and cannot be 
> distributed along with the source code. Even Kyocera driver engineers 
> does not have access to the source code of the said library.
> So we are left with the following options;
> 1.Distribute Kyocera backends(*.so,etc) as binaries only.
> 2.Include the backend source code to sane distribution and just link 
> the 3^rd party API
> Is the above option allowed in SANE?
> If not then can the community suggest a better approach for this?
> We have no problem in including the backend source code to the 
> standard SANE distribution if not for the 3^rd party library I mention 
> above.
> Hope you guys can help us on this.
> Thanks
> Ruell
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     is this 3rd party library required to make the backend work ? Can 
it scan without it ?

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