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Commercial product using Tinkerboard
#1
Hi,

Has any here developed and shipped a commercial product with Tinkerboard?

If yes, how did you overcome the license obligation of having to release and open your source code of the application which is built on top of Tinker OS?

Regards,
Kwekey
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#2
You seem to misunderstand the license of Tinker OS which is primarily about the GPL.

First of all, there is no limitation in the GPL that prohibits commercial usage. That's actually a freedom that is guaranteed.

Second if you prefer to not provide your customers with the freedom to modify the software you provide them, you can do so by only linking dynamically to LGPL parts of the operating system. That way your customers will still be able to compile and use their own versions of these libraries with your software and you comply with the license requirements.

Is there a special reason you cannot provide your own customers with the source code of the software you are selling them?
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