Licensing

Document licensing

Our online documentation is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA) licence. However, some of the content integrated into that documentation originated from the eLinux wiki, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported licence.

In either case, you are free:

  • to Share – to copy, distribute, and transmit the material, and
  • to Remix – to adapt the material

Under the following conditions:

  • Attribution – you must attribute the materials to Raspberry Pi (Trading) Ltd (but not in any way that suggests that Raspberry Pi (Trading) endorses you or your use of the materials), as well as including a link to the original resource. You must also indicate if changes were made.
  • ShareAlike – if you alter, transform, or build upon these materials, you must distribute the resulting materials under the same licence.

Most of the product documentation that we host on our site and distribute in PDF format is copyright © Raspberry Pi (Trading) Ltd, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND) licence.

With these files you are free:

  • to Share – to copy, distribute, and transmit the material in any medium or format for any purpose, even commercially

Under the following conditions:

  • Attribution – you must attribute the materials to Raspberry Pi (Trading) Ltd, but not in any way that suggests that Raspberry Pi (Trading) endorses you or your use of the materials, as well as including a link to the original resource.
  • No Derivatives – if you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material.

However, some documents that we share and host on our website are either copyright © Raspberry Pi (Trading) Ltd or copyright © their original authors, including but not limited to the Broadcom Corporation and ARM Ltd, and all rights are reserved to their respective authors.

Software licensing

Most of the source code released and hosted by us is copyright © Raspberry Pi (Trading) Ltd and licensed under the BSD 3-Clause licence. However, some source code has been released under other licences — such as the MIT License or the GNU General Public License — and you should ensure you are aware of the licence of any code and of the restrictions the licence places upon you before reusing such code for any purpose.

Design file licensing

Most of the design files released and hosted by us are made available openly, with no limitations. Permission to use, copy, modify, and/or distribute these designs for any purpose with or without fee is hereby granted.

DESIGNS ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND THE AUTHOR DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES WITH REGARD TO THESE DESIGNS INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, DIRECT, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THESE DESIGNS.

However, some design files that we have shared on our website are from third-party manufacturers, including but not limited to Diodes, MTCONN, Toby, and TRXCOM. Terms and conditions for the use of these remain with the original manufacturer.

Contributions

We welcome contributions to our documentation released under a CC BY-SA licence. You are free to fork the documentation repository and create a pull request for your changes to be merged. However, please read the contribution guidelines and the style guide before making a pull request against the documentation.

In all cases, the licence must remain in any derivatives of the work, and any contributions are assumed to be licensed under the same licence.