I have tried Canon P-150 (review here), it works to some extent in Windows but I also use many other systems such as Ubuntu so it would be convenient if I could use the same scanner over many computers. Any good open-source-supported duplex scanner in small size on this market? If I could find an open-sourced duplex scanner with proper support, I am pretty sure I could get it working over the different systems. Or is this a pipe-dream? What about if I contacted some printd -software in my server that loaded the proprietary bits every time making the "obfuscated" scanner more cross-platform-compatible? Any such project around? (I know that would not really solve the social problem of distrust between manufacturers and users -- but just a random idea to get the so-called "scanners" even to work.)
I have very good personal experience with the HP digital senders. basically something similair to this this, http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-9200c-Digital-Sender-Scanner-Only-21-051-scans-/170830490394?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27c64a6b1a#ht_500wt_1129
but there are plenty versions around.
I claim good compatibility since its a stand alone device. Very nifty. It can send you the scanned files directly as emails (pretty platform independent) there is also an app that scans the file directly to a folder on your desktop (probably not as independent as the email feature)