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software copy protection in raspberry pi [closed]

i need to ensure that even if my executable C/C++ codes are copied to another raspberry Pi (dumping the SDcard), they will not run there. what are the possible ways to do this. Update: adding "PI ...
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Ubuntu Mate or Raspbian for commercial use [closed]

I would like to know what to be careful about using Ubuntu for commercial use. I am developing SW will run on ubuntu mate OS(Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS). I am planning to sell my SW with ubuntu on SD card or ...
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Do I still need to purchase the MPEG-2 and VC-1 license keys for the Raspberry Pi 2?

Do I still need to purchase the MPEG-2 and VC-1 license keys for the Raspberry Pi 2? If so, will the same MPEG-2 and VC-1 licenses available in the Raspberry Pi store work with the Raspberry Pi 2?
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mpg2 license on RPi3

Do you need to purchase a mpg2 license for the RPi3? I thought I heard somewhere that it was included in they unit purchase price.
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Can Raspbian images be modified and redistributed for commercial purposes?

We have developed a new software product on RPi and would like to boot with our own OS or a customized form of Raspbian. Is it legally allowed to modify and redistribute the image? If not, what are ...
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Raspberry Pi Compute Module Product Open Source License Considerations

I am planning on selling a product based on the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. It runs standard Raspbian, with several 'non-default' software packages installed using 'apt-get install', and the GUI is ...
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Is it legal to use Raspberry Pi to develop a product and sell it?

I have a project in mind that uses Raspberry Pi to develop a software. The final product will be modification of the Raspberry Pi circuit (get rid of any components that the project doesn't use) and ...
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Windows IoT: Commercial use

I wrote a piece of software for a small company. It uses a Raspberry Pi 3, a touch screen and also an external (USB-based) fingerprint scanner. Currently everything is based on Linux, but the company ...
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What licensing conditions do I have to take care about when distributing a commercial product based on the Raspberry Pi?

A product to be sold commercially is built around the Raspberry Pi. There is a proprietary hardware running its own software connected to the Pi, and a GUI application runs on the Pi itself. What ...
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May I redistribute Windows 10 IoT?

Say I have a Raspberry Pi 2, built something around it and wrote a piece of Windows 10 IoT software for it. Let's call the whole thing a "product" which fulfills a particular purpose. May I sell the ...
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What is the license for RPi.GPIO?

I can't find a copy of the RPi.GPIO python package license. PyPi suggests there is one but can't point me to it. Does anyone know where to find a copy of the license?