Comment 2 for bug 72321

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Albrecht M├╝hlenschulte (a7p) wrote : Re: Include Brother scanner drivers (brother2, brother)

I just mailed to Brother and asked them for a statment concerning the license situation - hope to here from them soon.

The questionable paragraph:
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Brother grants User a non-exclusive license: to reproduce and distribute (via Internet or in any other manner) the Software. User shall not have any rights to modify, alter, translate or otherwise prepare derivative works of the Software: provided, however, that Brother permits User to modify the Software only for User's own use and reverse engineering only for debugging such modifications, to the extent such permission is required under GNU Lesser General Public License (ver. 2.1 or later).

from: http://www.brother.com/cgi-bin/agreement/agreement.cgi?dlfile=http://solutions.brother.com/Library/sol/printer/linux/rpmfiles/sane_others/64bit/brscan2-0.2.2-0.x86_64.rpm&lang=English_sane