The SANE standard is being developed by a group of free-software developers. The process is open to the public and comments as well as suggestions for improvements are welcome. Information on how to join the SANE development process can be found in Chapter 6.
The SANE standard is intended to streamline software development by providing a standard application programming interface to access raster scanner hardware. This should reduce the number of different driver implementations, thereby reducing the need for reimplementing similar code.