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wannesjanssens

I  bought some arduino on the internet but after when i received them, it were clearly a fake ones.  I programmed them with arduino IDE.  Is this product free for commercial sale?  What are the rules to sale my products with 'fake' arduino's inside but programmed with the Arduino IDE. So Yes, where i need to post the code or the instruction?

wannesjanssens

If i bought fake arduino's, programmed with the IDE, are these also bounded to the 'open-sourcing'?  For commercial use of a product based on this 'fake' arduino, are there rules i need to follow? in combination with the open-soucing, what i need to do? hope someone can help me out.

chummer1010

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MorganS

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Delta_G

I  bought some arduino on the internet but after when i received them, it were clearly a fake ones.  I programmed them with arduino IDE.  Is this product free for commercial sale?  What are the rules to sale my products with 'fake' arduino's inside but programmed with the Arduino IDE. So Yes, where i need to post the code or the instruction?
It's not the fact that it is made by Arduino proper that makes it open source.  It's the fact that it is a copy of an open source design that makes it open source.  The fake ones are bound by exactly the same rules.

That being said, there's nothing that stops you from selling a product made with an Arduino.  Open source doesn't mean free.  Open source means that you'll share the designs.  But you can still sell them all day to people who don't want to build one.  You could even build your own fake Arduinos and sell them if you want.  There's nothing to stop you from it.  That's what open source is all about.
Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo.  So little time - so much to know!  ~Jeremy Hillary Boob Ph.D

Delta_G

If you pay a drug dealer with counterfeit money, are the Feds going to put you in prison? No, the dealer isn't going to squeal to the cops.
At that point the cops would probably be the least of your worries. 
Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo.  So little time - so much to know!  ~Jeremy Hillary Boob Ph.D

Isaac96

If you pay a drug dealer with counterfeit money, are the Feds going to put you in prison? No, the dealer isn't going to squeal to the cops.
That's a load off my mind! :)
More seriously, if a board has the Arduino logo and it doesn't have the gold polyfuse, it is a counterfeit.
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