Hi, after making various HTPC's running XBMC for family & friends, ive decided to setup a small business doing this ~ and just thought id get some input;
Firstly, the business is based upon assembling, selling & supporting the Hardware ~ XBMC is provided free of charge, and i make my source available, and any updated versions of the software i do.
As its a small business venture, ive renamed XBMC for my purposes to 'Bliss Media Centre', have removed all XBMC logo's, and made a few changes to it ~
i.e: My Source is based on the stable v12 (Frodo), it uses the Hybrid skin by default, it uses the OzWeather weather forecasting by default (as this is targeted to Australian consumers), and it has various program & video addon's preinstalled (so these addon's have been intergrated into my source).
I also proudly advertise (on my web site & Facebook page), that Bliss Media Centre is 'derived' from XBMC, & that Bliss Media Centre (the software) is GPL Licensed.
At the moment i only have a Windows OS version of my 'Bliss Media Centre' - but i do supply a fully legit OEM DVD of Windows with the box.
(Side comment here - i already run a small IT Repair/Support business, where i build my own PC's & Servers - and all MS Software i purchase thru authorized MS distributors).
Anyway, here's link's to the website (which is still undergoing development), & the Facebook page.
If anyone see's any legal issue's with any of this, please let me know & i'll address it quickly.