So, this brings up an interesting point. If I were to use APM2 as the basis for a commercial product, what requirements, licensing, waivers etc do I need to follow in order to resell the APM, Mission Planner etc to a customer?
I am not talking about all the regulatory stuff or technical hurtles, just the commercial aspects that DIYdrones, Chris and the other contributors would be concerned about. Just give credit where credit is due?
I am not an expert on APM, mission planner or open source material. I understand from other posts that it is acceptable to do just that, buy, build a UAV and sell it as long as the credit is given to the source.
This is no different to selling a completed RC model complete with for example a futaba RC system, engine and batteries. YOUR liability is to back up and be responsible for the system you are selling and the assembly, when the RC stops working your customer comes back to you. you then fight it out with the RC manufacturer.its no different from a car or truck built by the big guys. they dont make all the pieces or design most of them, they buy from many sources
For my part the developement work done here is important and the developers should get the credit. great job guys.
"The CE mark does not require an expensive certification process as it is a "self certification" process " ???
You are naive, Sir. You could as well claim there is no problem with lawyer's salaries because after all you can learn the law by yourself, and even if, by living modestly and honestly you wouldn't get in conflict.