Licenses

For historical reasons (PyFtdi has been initially developed as a compatibility layer with libftdi), the main ftdi.py file had originally been licensed under the same license as the libftdi project, the GNU Lesser General Public License LGPL v2 license. It does not share code from this project anymore, but implements a similar API.

From my perspective, you may use it freely in open source or close source, free or commercial projects as long as you comply with the BSD 3-clause license.

BSD 3-clause

Copyright (c) 2008-2017 Emmanuel Blot <emmanuel.blot@free.fr>
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