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* Andrey Belomutskiy, (c) 2012-2014
* rusEFI software is distributed under the terms of GNU version 3 license with the following additional
* terms:
* rusEFI#1: rusEFI is intended for off-road land and water vehicles.
* rusEFI#2: rusEFI is not compliant with automotive environmental regulations.
* rusEFI#3: rusEFI is not approved for manned aircraft applications.
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* rusEfi is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
* the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
* version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
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* rusEfi is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without
* even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
* GNU General Public License for more details.

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Technically hardware is covered by patent law, instead of copyright laws. So it really should have some kind of hardware license. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-source_hardware
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Software license has changed - biggest change is manned aviation is now prohibited, see https://github.com/rusefi/rusefi/blob/master/firmware/license.txt for full license.

Hardware is a bit more complicated. As of 2020, source files for _some_ hardware are not published. While schematics PDF is available for all hardware sold my rusEFI LLC, gerbers and source files are not made public for PnP boards. That's done for commercial reasons - both successful and failed hardware costs money, incremental hardware development costs money, even hardware freelance help costs money etc etc.
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