[mythtv-users] License

Steven mythmail at richardstraat.homedns.org
Wed Oct 27 13:23:43 UTC 2004


Asciimonster wrote:
> jman at neonramp.com wrote:
> 
>> With a complete install of Mythtv on FC-2 are there any license 
>> considerations that are outside the scope of GNUGPL that would require 
>> action if I were to build a system and sell it to a company?
>>  
>>
> You should check hardware. It should be stated in the README's of the 
> modules (drivers). Most of them are also (GNU)GPL, but some have 
> restricions. For instance, the Linuxant modules 
> (http://www.linuxant.com/ , for Connexant-compatible modems, which is 
> nearly 90% of all the PCI modems you can buy here in the Netherlands) is 
> not under the GPL, and for an un-castrated module you have to pay $20 
> (about as much as the darned thing costs) or so, while the Windows 
> drivers are free... :-(
> 
There is also some rescritions in the Mysql licence about commercial use 
and there are the mp3 and DVD playback issues.


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