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    Default [SOLVED] Open source edition commercial use

    Is it possible to make some modification to the Zimbra source code, for example change the UI structure or integrate with other open source products and then make a binary product and sell under your brand without any reference to Zimbra base?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimania View Post
    Is it possible to make some modification to the Zimbra source code, for example change the UI structure or integrate with other open source products and then make a binary product and sell under your brand without any reference to Zimbra base?
    No, it's not possible to do that. Please read the licensing conditions.
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    thanks for your reply.

    for this, only placing the powered by Zimbra under my logo is enough or any other formalities is needed? while my product is based on open source Zimbra, do i need to pay any fee? would you please explain completely what kind of commercial distribution I can do with Zimbra open source?

    Thank you in advance

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    You REALLY want a lawyer, someone with experience with copyright law and open source licenses to analyze the contract. Just asking on the forums will not be nearly enough for this.
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    well we can answer very clearly many of your questions
    1) Zimbra is a Badge-ware when it comes to open source..means, you cannot change, deform, replace, use the logo for profit and other things.

    if you package zimbra with your software without changes in binary and any changes in copy right notices and logo's..you are ok

    2) if you change and code and add to the zimbra binary package the you need to release that code to public and also you need to keep the orignal code and logo's and licence intact

    3) you can however create your own Zimlet or plug-in software which DO NOT change zimbra code and you can keep that as your commercial offering.

    you can read the layman terms of at the following link
    Zimbra - Trademark and Branding FAQ

    if you have specific questions then feel free to ask
    Raj
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    Dedicated & Shared Zimbra Hosting Provider

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    Thank you Raj. Your answer was very clear and complete.

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