Selling app containing open source package


I'm building an app that contains an open source package protected under EDL license Can I sell it?
Do I need to specify something in my app's license?
Do I need to give it away as open source also?

Open Source Software Licensing

asked Apr 21 '12 at 05:50
Nur Ne
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You can sell it. It is a permissive license.

If you sell it and use a binary format to distribute, you better read this:

"Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution."

This means, you should add a NOTICE file and a LICENSE file (or something similar) to your distribution. THe Notice file says something like: "includes software by xxx licensed with yyy see LICENSE". And the LICENSE file should contain the actual license.

Please ask a lawyer for details. OS regulations are not easy and differs from country to country. But the direction should be fine.

answered Apr 21 '12 at 06:06
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