Comment 3 for bug 58110

Till Kamppeter (till-kamppeter) wrote :

Note that a source RPM is not necessarily 100% source code, it is simply a package which contains everything to build the binary RPMs. For free software it contains source code, but for commercial closed-source software it contains also binaries.

As this driver is partially closed-source we cannot distribute it in the main part of Ubuntu, and for multiverse we would need permission of Canon.

The open-source CAPT driver referenced on FSG OpenPrinting (aka we can add and I am considering to do so.