Pre-installed devices and licensing problems

  • Greetings,

    In UBports Community Q&A: April 8, 2017 there was said about shipping pre-installed devices that, legal:

    issues like Qualcomm licensing would absolutely kill that business… unless we ship the device without modifying any of the proprietary blobs.

    What sort of licensing issues does this mean exactly? Is this yet another obstacle in the way of free sourcecode OS commercialization...? And what is Sailfish OS doing different...?

    Thanks a lot in advance! And please keep up with your marvellous project!

    Best Regards,

    Juhani Korhonen