[sane-devel] Canon Scanner P-208 II
paddy-hack at member.fsf.org
Sun Sep 25 08:28:53 UTC 2016
Oliver Jan Krylow writes:
> My apologies, I overlooked the language in my haste.
> Am I understanding this correctly, the whole driver is under some kind
> of proprietary license, except for some GPL'd glue code between SANE
> and some magic binary blob?
That and the fact that their backend start two child processes (one of
which is the "magic" binary blob) with which it communicates.
> I don't know if this violates GPL but I have a strong urge to return
> the product and get my money back... :)
I have currently no reason to believe it does. If you are concerned
about the need to use a non-free, 32-bit BLOB to use your scanner, then
returning it is one of your options. By the looks of it, it won't make
a decent doorstop ;-) A paperweight? Maybe.
You might add letting Canon know if you return it and tell them why.
Hope this helps,
Olaf Meeuwissen, LPIC-2 FSF Associate Member since 2004-01-27
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