This documentation is for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. If you have any legal questions or concerns about using Sunshine, we recommend consulting with a lawyer.
Sunshine is licensed under the GPL-3.0 license, which allows for free use and modification of the software. The full text of the license can be reviewed here.
Sunshine can be used in commercial applications without any limitations. This means that businesses and organizations can use Sunshine to create and sell products or services without needing to seek permission or pay a fee.
However, it is important to note that the GPL-3.0 license does not grant any rights to distribute or sell the encoders contained within Sunshine. If you plan to sell access to Sunshine as part of their distribution, you are responsible for obtaining the necessary licenses to do so. This may include obtaining a license from the Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG-LA) and/or any other necessary licensing requirements.
In summary, while Sunshine is free to use, it is the user’s responsibility to ensure compliance with all applicable licensing requirements when redistributing the software as part of a commercial offering. If you have any questions or concerns about using Sunshine in a commercial setting, we recommend consulting with a lawyer.