[sane-devel] Canon Scanner P-208 II

Andrew Goodbody elfringham at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 07:22:19 UTC 2016

On 24/09/16 08:41, Thomas Geier wrote:
> But they link their code against SANE, and SANE is GPL licensed. So
> doesn't this enforce their code to be GPL licensed, independent of what
> they say?

As has already been said, the Sane exclusion probably covers them. But 
if that were not so, you cannot force a GPL license on anyone. If they 
do not meet their licensing obligations then they can be in violation of 
that license and, in the case of the GPL, hence have no right to 
distribute such code. But it does not magically change the license of 
non-GPL code. Only the copyright holder can say what license applies to 
their code.


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