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Date:      Sat, 10 Aug 2013 06:46:26 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Daniel Feenberg <feenberg@nber.org>
To:        kpneal@pobox.com
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org, Someth San <ssan@indesyne.com>
Subject:   Re: Commercial Licensing
Message-ID:  <alpine.LRH.2.03.1308100641460.12821@nber.org>
In-Reply-To: <20130810025805.GB24269@neutralgood.org>
References:  <002601ce956a$adfcf030$09f6d090$@indesyne.com> <20130810025805.GB24269@neutralgood.org>

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On Fri, 9 Aug 2013, kpneal@pobox.com wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 09, 2013 at 08:41:04PM -0500, Someth San wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I'm interested in installing FreeBSD into a small form factor PC for
>> commercial use and was wondering whether there is a EULA in place for that
>> purpose. I would like to avoid the open source requirement of disclosing my
>> codes to a public community.
>

You haven't said if "commercial use" includes the distribution of 
executables.

Note that the GPL requirement to disclose source applies only if binaries 
are distributed outside your establishment. You can make commercial use of 
the device inside your firm of GPL code without violating the GPL.  This 
is often forgotten in discussion, and leads to unnecessary worry.

Daniel Feenberg



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