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General => Users => Topic started by: zug on April 18, 2008, 06:09:19 pm

Title: Linuxmce/Pluto licence question - selling equipment
Post by: zug on April 18, 2008, 06:09:19 pm
I know obviously selling equipment indended to run Linuxmce is subject to Pluto Licencing. Is a Pluto licence required to sell ordinary peripheral equipment, such as Z-Wave kit, as LinuxMCE compatable?
Thanks,
Mark
Title: Re: Linuxmce/Pluto licence question - selling equipment
Post by: posde on April 18, 2008, 06:47:39 pm
Mark,

how about calling Pluto and asking them?

rgds
Oliver
Title: Re: Linuxmce/Pluto licence question - selling equipment
Post by: totallymaxed on April 19, 2008, 04:58:23 pm
I know obviously selling equipment indended to run Linuxmce is subject to Pluto Licencing. Is a Pluto licence required to sell ordinary peripheral equipment, such as Z-Wave kit, as LinuxMCE compatable?
Thanks,
Mark

Well as long as you are only selling the peripherals and not bundling those with any LinuxMCE software or pre-installing LinuxMCE on hardware to sell the peripherals then I cannot see that you are in anyway infringing Pluto's license at all. But as already suggested it would be a sensible idea to pass this past Pluto first to be absolutely sure they are happy.

Hope this helps.

Andrew
Title: Re: Linuxmce/Pluto licence question - selling equipment
Post by: valent on June 12, 2010, 03:57:18 pm
I sent email inquiry about Pluto licences over week ago and still no answer :(
Guys in IRC are saying that Pluto as a company is dead, is that right?

How to obtain Pluto licence? Is the LinuxMCE now in public domain? Is it legal to sell LinuxMCE + hardware without licence now?

Andrew are you a reseller of Pluto licences?
Title: Re: Linuxmce/Pluto licence question - selling equipment
Post by: totallymaxed on June 12, 2010, 04:20:38 pm
I sent email inquiry about Pluto licences over week ago and still no answer :(
Guys in IRC are saying that Pluto as a company is dead, is that right?

How to obtain Pluto licence? Is the LinuxMCE now in public domain? Is it legal to sell LinuxMCE + hardware without licence now?

Andrew are you a reseller of Pluto licences?

Hi Valent,

Pluto no longer exists and licenses are no longer available. LinuxMCE is not in the 'Public domain' whatever that may mean. Parts of LinuxMCE are GPL and other parts are PPL (Pluto Public License). It is the PPL parts that restrict you from selling LinuxMCE systems commercially.

CHT supplies both Cascade & Dianemo based hardware systems to our approved resellers/installers and in some regions we have appointed distributors. If you PM me here I will provide you with details of our commercial reseller/installer and distribution agreements etc.

All the best

Andrew
Title: Re: Linuxmce/Pluto licence question - selling equipment
Post by: Kooma on June 12, 2010, 05:17:30 pm
Say what, PPL is Pluto public license yet Pluto does not exists anymore. So who's holding the Pluto stuff nowadays?
Title: Re: Linuxmce/Pluto licence question - selling equipment
Post by: DragonK on June 14, 2010, 04:35:59 pm
Hi Valent,

Pluto no longer exists and licenses are no longer available. LinuxMCE is not in the 'Public domain' whatever that may mean. Parts of LinuxMCE are GPL and other parts are PPL (Pluto Public License). It is the PPL parts that restrict you from selling LinuxMCE systems commercially.

CHT supplies both Cascade & Dianemo based hardware systems to our approved resellers/installers and in some regions we have appointed distributors. If you PM me here I will provide you with details of our commercial reseller/installer and distribution agreements etc.

All the best

Andrew

Hi Andrew,

How does one become an approved reseller/installer and distributor?
Im based in South Africa.

Thnx