[mythtv] License

buzz davidbuzz at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 14:14:59 UTC 2009

On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 3:27 AM, Robert McNamara
<robert.mcnamara at gmail.com>wrote:

> 2009/3/31 Myth TV <mythtvmythtv at gmail.com>:
> > Hi all,
> > is there any commercial license of MythTV, besides GNU GPL?
> No.

...but remember that the GNU GPL  *DOES* entitle you use MythTV for
commercial use.   So, please feel free to go ahead, on the condition that
you make available your changes back, as stated in the GPL.

> > Is there any way of using MythTV code in the development of, for example,
> > the software of a SetTopBox
Yes you can build a settop box, or whaever you like, just release your code
changes, see the GPL.
It's really very easy, and the most likely things to occur are:
1) developers will ignore your changes as they are not good-enough for them
2) developers will love your changes, and fix bugs in them for free that you
completely missed.
3) some combination of the above.

> , without having to release this new software under the terms of GPL?
> No.

Correct, the answer to that is no.  but why does that matter?

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