[sane-devel] Misleading license information for Image Scan v3

Olaf Meeuwissen paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Fri Sep 16 14:54:10 UTC 2016

Dear Sir/Madam,

While doing some user support on the sane-devel mailing list, I noticed
that your download site is providing misleading license information for
Image Scan v3.

The license information[1] for Image Scan v3 only mentions the GNU
General Public License, version 3.  While this is correct for the Source
File Downloads[2], it is downright misleading for the binary Package
Download[3].  The binary package download for many models includes one
or more non-free plugins.  So far, I am aware of one plugin to enable a
device's network scan functionality and another for OCR functionality
(likely to be device independent).

Please change the license information to tell the truth or make the
plugins available under the terms of the GNU General Public License,
version 3.

 [1] http://download.ebz.epson.net/dsc/du/02/eula/global/LINUX_EN.html
 [2] http://support.epson.net/linux/src/scanner/imagescanv3/
 [3] http://support.epson.net/linux/en/imagescanv3.php

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