Andy> Yeah. To keep good relationships, it would be better to try to
Andy> convince them not to require the NDA. There are strong
Andy> arguments on your side:
Andy> 1. SANE works on far over a dozen different architectures. You
Andy> can't make binaries for all of them.
Andy> 2. SANE is a GPL package. It would be rather hard for you to
Andy> make anything for it, if you may not release source.
Andy> 3. NDAing the protocol is not a good way to protect the
Andy> interests of the company. If the protocol is a secret, there
Andy> is something seriously wrong with the understanding of what
Andy> makes a scanner a good scanner. This is determined by the
Andy> mechanics, the electronics and maybe the software. But not by
Andy> the protocol.
4. All good scanner companies make their protocols available (UMAX,
Microtek, HP, ...). Surely they wouldn't want to be left out of
the club? ;-)
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