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Is it legal to use Raspberry Pi to develop a product and sell it?

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Custom Pi's for Commercial Applications

The manufacture of Raspberry Pi's as far as I am aware is by Element14/Premier Farnell. Originally they were made in China but are now produced in the UK, which is fitting, given the Foundation is a ...
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Is it legal to use Raspberry Pi to develop a product and sell it?

You can get Element14 to make custom Raspberry Pi's for you: http://www.technewsworld.com/story/Element-14-to-Bake-Custom-Raspberry-Pis-82670.html Unfortunately - For whatever reason (most probably ...
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Custom Pi's for Commercial Applications

You haven't mentioned any hardware customisation, so assuming the hardware is standard and it's just your code you need to copy, you could build an image and use an SD duplication service like this (...
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How can I protect software on the Pi for commercial use?

I have recently invented very elegant solution to this unsolvable problem. It was inspired by this xkcd comic: So the solution is called super glue. If one superglue SD card to the PI It will be ...
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Is there a Pi 3 Model B OEM version for Commercial Use?

The Raspberry Pi is made by a number of different partner companies. It is not actually manufactured by the Raspberry Pi Foundation itself. The manufacture of Raspberry Pi's as far as I am aware is ...
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Windows IoT: Commercial use

Firstly Windows 10 IoT is not like traditional Windows 10 It only runs using .NET core It was designed to run a single app in a sandboxed thread Drivers are limited at the moment but there are ...
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Custom Pi's for Commercial Applications

Yes, pretty much any reseller would be happy to quote you for this. Element14's custom hardware supply cuts in at 5000 units, which might be a bit much for your needs. But if it's a customized ...
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Can we manufacture a product using same board design as Raspberry Pi?

The hardware design is not "open source". Even if you acquire a license to duplicate the hardware you might not be able to buy any Broadcom SoCs (minimum order quantities in the tens of thousands).
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Windows IoT: Commercial use

The first part of your question - distributing the image. Using Win32DiskImager you can create an exact image file of your MicroSD card. This can be distributed and burnt onto any other SD card to ...
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What licensing conditions do I have to take care about when distributing a commercial product based on the Raspberry Pi?

Packaging Regarding the "Powered by Raspberry Pi" label, I'd say you should include it, since you're allowed to and it would be probably good for advertisement. If you want to omit this ...
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What licensing conditions do I have to take care about when distributing a commercial product based on the Raspberry Pi?

If you are engaging in commercial redistribution of GPLv2-licensed binaries , you must offer/mirror the sources to your customers and third parties yourself. You cannot point everyone at raspbian.org /...
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Raspberry Compute Model 3, is hardware opensource and approach to integrating HD camera on board?

first I just realized you are over thinking the heck out of it. There are chinese hardware .264 usb cameras that are just board and lense mount like the pi cam for 30 bucks. grab 2 of them and a pi ...
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How can I protect software on the Pi for commercial use?

One of the solutions is to use the MAC address of the RaspberryPi which is almost unique for a given Pi. Verify this address inside your code and provide the compiled version. This will make reverse ...
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