[sane-devel] Canon Scanner P-208 II
paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Sun Sep 25 08:23:22 UTC 2016
Thomas Geier writes:
> But they link their code against SANE, and SANE is GPL licensed.
They link *some* of their code against *some* parts of SANE, and SANE is
GPL licensed *with a special exception* for the bulk of its code.
> So doesn't this enforce their code to be GPL licensed, independent of
> what they say?
That depends entirely on what parts of their they link with what parts
of the SANE code *and* how the various pieces of their "backend" work.
Although I have not conducted a thorough investigation, I do not think
that their backends violates the license under which the SANE Project
releases it code.
Hope this helps,
Olaf Meeuwissen, LPIC-2 FSF Associate Member since 2004-01-27
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