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Re: License for the Raspberry PI

Quoting Wouter Verhelst (2013-07-10 16:55:47)
> On 10-07-13 11:24, Martin Bagge / brother wrote:
> > On 2013-07-10 10:39, Tobias.Harzen@dlr.de wrote:
> >> The Raspberry PI works with the software Raspbian and there is 
> >> installed your operating system Debian. My question is: Do I need a 
> >> license for the software to develop in a company?
> > 
> > No but if you change components in the actual distribution you have 
> > to comply with the license of the component you changed.
> To clarify: yes, there is a license and yes, you do need to comply 
> with it. However, none of the Debian components have licenses that 
> require you to pay for use or modification of the software, or forbid 
> you to use it for any purpose you see fit (exception: if you have 
> enabled the non-free repository, which is not part of Debian proper, 
> the license may forbid you to use the software for some particular 
> purpose).
> The exact license for each package, with the requirements that you 
> need to comply with, can be found in the file 
> /usr/share/doc/<package>/copyright.

...and to clarify further: Debian is *not* the same as Raspbian.

You need to ask those who created and distributed the system that you 

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