[sane-devel] Epson & HP

Brian Potkin claremont102 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 18:59:04 BST 2020

On Wed, 22 Apr 2020 at 16:34, Ralph Little <skelband at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> HP and Epson provide pretty decent Linux support for many of their
> machines, and while binary only drivers, that's pretty sweet.

AFAIK, you are correct about Epson scanner drivers; they are binary-only.
HP's offering (libsane-hpaio) is free software. The catch comes with a very
small number of HP devices. They require a non-free plugin.

> With that in mind, has anyone ever put any effort into any free drivers
> for those machines?
> Just curious.

For modern devices I second Alexander Pevzner's comment. Anyone with
a recent Brother, Canon, Epson, HP or Samsung can free themselves from
being tied to vendor drivers.


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