License for the driver splix
Principally, this driver is free software under the GPL, but take note on the following restriction: For some of the printers which this driver supports (Currently Samsung CLP-200, CLP-300, CLP-600, CLX-216x, CLX-2170, CLX-3160, Xerox Phaser 6110), it uses a JBIG software module for data compression. It is possible that certain products which can be built using the JBIG software module might form inventions protected by patent rights in some countries (e.g., by patents about arithmetic coding algorithms owned by IBM and AT&T in the USA). Provision of this software by the original author and OpenPrinting does NOT include any licences for any patents. In those countries where a patent licence is required for certain applications of this software module, you will have to obtain such a licence yourself. The driver can be built without the JBIG module, but then it will not support the above-mentioned printer models any more. Only versions 1.1.x and newer are affected. The older versions 1.0.x do not use the JBIG software for all supported printers. Additional note: The patent will expire on April 4, 2012. From then on, there are no patents on the JBIG compression algorithm anu more.