[sane-devel] New backends eSCL

thierry at ordissimo.com thierry at ordissimo.com
Sun Nov 10 17:02:15 GMT 2019

Le 2019-11-10 17:54, thierry at ordissimo.com a écrit :
> Le 2019-11-10 11:26, Olaf Meeuwissen a écrit :
>> Hi Thierry,
>> thierry at ordissimo.com writes:
>>> Le 2019-11-08 11:17, thierry at ordissimo.com a écrit:
>>>> Hello,
>>>> We present to you the beta version of the sane backend taking on 
>>>> board
>>>> the eSCL protocol.
>> Cool!
>> There have been several posts to the list mentioning support for eSCL,
>> IIRC.  Good to see there is continued interest in getting this to 
>> work.
>>>> the list of potentially scanned scanners is long:
>>>> Canon Pixma TS6260, Canon Pixma TS3150, ....
>>>> Nous l'avons mis dans la GPL3, idéalement, une fois terminé, nous
>>>> aimerions qu'il soit intégré à sane.
>>> Sorry :)
>>> We put it in the GPL3, ideally, once finished, we would like it to be
>>> integrated with sane.
>> As a FSF Associate Member, I'm glad to see you put this under the GPL3
>> and hope that actually means GPL version 3, or later :-)
> The project is under license GPL + 3 and Later.
>>>> https://gitlab.com/sane-escl/sane-escl
>> I had a look and noticed in the README that you developed the backend
>> while working at a company called ORDISSIMO.  In addition, I did not
>> find any copyright and license assignments in your sources.  This made
>> me wonder a bit about the legal status of the sane-escl project.
> I worked with a trainee on this project, the result exceeds my 
> expectations.
> We hope that "sane" will integrate it.
> I will add the license entries in each file.
>> I would suggest you mention the copyright and license in every single
>> source file.  Something like
>>   Copyright (C) 2019  <name of copyright holder>
>>   SPDX-License-Identifier: GPL-3.0-or-later
>> As for the copyright holder, I am concerned that this may actually be
>> ORDISSIMO rather than you and that maybe ORDISSIMO does not want this
>> to be released under that license.  So please carefully clarify this
>> with ORDISSIMO before pushing any changes.
It is in the interest of Ordissimo to publish in GPL + 3.
We use "sane" and take advantage of bug fixes from the community.
The only one chooses that Ordissimo protects is its graphic theme.
>> # I sincerely hope ORDISSIMO does want to release it under that 
>> license,
>> # though, if they are the copyright holder.
>> In case you yourself actually are the copyright holder, then, of 
>> course,
>> you are free to pick any license you like for *your* code.
>> # To clarify, the company I work at owns the copyright of any code I
>> # write at the office as a result of the work contract I have.  Any 
>> code
>> # that I write in my own time, indepently of and without reference to
>> # what I did at the office, is copyright me (or whomever I deem to be
>> # appropriate).
>> Now, as for integration with SANE, I'd welcome that.  As 
>> self-appointed
>> SANE Project Janitor, I would be able to help out with getting 
>> sane-escl
>> under the umbrella of the SANE Project, i.e. become a project in the
>> GitLab sane-project group.
>> An alternative would be to add the sane-escl sources to the backends
>> project but I'm not sure that that is the best way forward as that 
>> would
>> tie it to the sane-backend release cycle.  Perhaps frequent releases 
>> of
>> sane-escl, especially in the beginning(?), might benefit its exposure
>> and progress.
>> In addition, there may be license concerns when adding it to the
>> backends project as most, but not all, of its code has an exception to
>> the GPL that basically makes most backends LGPL.
>> Anyway, continue making the sane-escl backend better than it already 
>> is
>> (haven't tried it :-P) and please clarify the copyright and license of
>> its code.
>> Hope this helps,
>> --
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