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

The answer to the question if something is legal or not, depends on the interpretation of laws in a particular jurisdiction. This answer should not be treated as a legal advice. It is based on ...
techraf's user avatar
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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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mpg2 license on RPi3

The base price of any Raspberry Pi contains the fee for H.264 encoding and decoding.1 MPEG-2 is a different codec , whose license fee is not included in the base price. Note that the Pi 3 might be ...
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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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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 is the license for RPi.GPIO?

The license is surprisingly difficult to find. I downloaded the latest release from its sourceforge page. It looks like an MIT (included below). License included in Jessie Distro - Feb 09th, 2017 ...
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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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Ubuntu Mate or Raspbian for commercial use

Simply putting your commercial software on the same medium as Ubuntu Mate doesn't necessarily mean you have to apply GPL license to your code. However, you have to verify the licenses of all libraries ...
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software copy protection in raspberry pi

One option would be to check the Ethernet MAC address, but this can be spoofed. An alternative would be to use the serial number in /proc/cpuinfo such as in this Xojo thread. Such efforts should ...
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Can Raspbian images be modified and redistributed for commercial purposes?

Debian (and, by extension, Raspbian) is comprised of free software. One of the core tenets of free, open-source software is that you should be able to modify and distribute changes to the code you ...
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