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n3mmr

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Post Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:29 am

will serviio remain free, or will this change in the future?

I'm thinking about putting serviio into the standard OpenIndiana/OpenSolaris distro, just to ease acceptance.

Would this be a good idea, and, Zip, would you be OK with this?
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zip

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Post Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:15 pm

Re: will serviio remain free, or will this change in the fut

There might be a change in future but there will always be an edition that will be free. Obviously it'll always have a custom licence (EULA) which states what is possible. What it says is

You may not sell, rent, loan or otherwise encumber the Software in whole or in part, standalone or as a part of integrated solutions, to any third party.


meaning if someone takes your distro and puts it on a NAS and sells it, they will be breaking the licence agreement.
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n3mmr

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Post Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:57 pm

Re: will serviio remain free, or will this change in the fut

That probably means no more than it should have a warning attached when offered in the repository. To avoid the OI community being accused of fostering license breaking.

And it would be OK to sell a nas with a basic OpenIndiana and then tell people where to find extra sw, such as serviio, wouldn't it?
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Post Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:08 pm

Re: will serviio remain free, or will this change in the fut

Yes. The just can't sell the nas with a DLNA functionality (provided by Serviio) built-in

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