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Topics => Product Design => Topic started by: vicatcu on Jul 11, 2011, 05:29 pm

Title: ATMega8U2 VID/PID etc
Post by: vicatcu on Jul 11, 2011, 05:29 pm
Would it be legitimate for me to make a product that includes the ATMega8U2 running the firmware from the Arduino UNO, unmodified, and sell it? Or would I have to also go off and purchase my own VID/PID? This topic seems remarkably complicated in my cursory background research so far. I'm hoping I can get some straight answers and discussion here!
Title: Re: ATMega8U2 VID/PID etc
Post by: Coding Badly on Jul 12, 2011, 11:06 pm
Would it be legitimate for me to make a product that includes the ATMega8U2 running the firmware from the Arduino UNO, unmodified, and sell it?


Are you building an Arduino derivative?
Title: Re: ATMega8U2 VID/PID etc
Post by: vicatcu on Jul 13, 2011, 07:20 am
Considering it, trying to figure out of the USB thing is a show stopper...
Title: Re: ATMega8U2 VID/PID etc
Post by: Coding Badly on Jul 13, 2011, 07:29 am

Does this help answer your question...
http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/FAQ
The two paragraphs containing the word "derivative" seem to be relevant.

Or this...
http://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Policy

There is a discussion here about the USB IDs..
http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1285500728/0

This may be too old but it should give you a feel for the Arduino developers' intent...
http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1232672092