Selling hardware bundled with XBMC?
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Hello all. First off many thanks to the developers and the latest beta build of XBMC! I am impressed. I now have it running at home on my PC and have several other friends gearing up to do the same. Great work!

My question is related to the legal issue's of selling the capabilities of this program.

I have several clients that have seen my setup at home with XBMC running connected to my home audio / video setup. They are very interested in it and want me to set it up for them. They are willing to pay me to get it done correctly and calibrated on their systems. This of course will take time as I want to put together a nice HTPC system that XBMC runs well on. I will need to test different platforms and find the most stable hardware. Hopefully on a Linux OS where I can direct most of the available resources to XBMC.

I want to make sure that "if" I were to build such hardware and place XBMC on it and sell it to them for a fixed price I am not breaking any open source software laws related to XBMC or even the version of Linux that is running on the backend.

What makes sense to me is to sell them the "hardware package" that I built and explain that XBMC was installed but I am not selling them that part of it. It's free. They are only paying for the box and any service fee's for installing it in their home or business.

Has anyone else dealt with this issue or knows the laws on this? This is a great product and I want to help promote it, but I do not want to cross any lines on software licensing issue's when selling the hardware.

Also would it be allowed if I wanted to also include a FAQ booklet included with the system that explains the basics of XBMC with perhaps screenshots of menus and such that help explain how to use the program? Would I need to include copyright names in the booklet to make sure it's legally correct?

Thanks guys!Smile
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Selling hardware bundled with XBMC? - by aztecsurf - 2008-09-26, 18:24
[No subject] - by Gamester17 - 2008-09-28, 14:59
Thank you... - by aztecsurf - 2008-09-28, 18:13
[No subject] - by jmarshall - 2008-09-29, 03:08
[No subject] - by Gamester17 - 2008-09-29, 17:26
[No subject] - by coteyanick - 2009-04-04, 04:45
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[No subject] - by Gamester17 - 2009-06-02, 11:08
[No subject] - by AnalogKid - 2009-10-05, 22:53
[No subject] - by jmarshall - 2009-10-06, 01:27
Support from the official team .. - by explr - 2009-10-23, 03:22
[No subject] - by theuni - 2009-10-23, 03:34
You could - by indianolajohn - 2010-01-01, 17:30
[No subject] - by AndyE - 2010-01-17, 03:45
[No subject] - by jmarshall - 2010-01-17, 05:07
[No subject] - by VampireBill - 2010-09-10, 13:48
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[No subject] - by publicENEMY - 2011-08-25, 07:10
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[No subject] - by davilla - 2011-08-25, 07:15
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[No subject] - by lloydsmart - 2011-08-25, 18:09
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[No subject] - by natethomas - 2011-08-26, 04:04
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