I’ve got an application where I want to ship a computer as part of a product and have Docker preinstalled on it. If I were using Linux, I think the Apache licenses would allow this. With Windows, I’m using Docker Desktop that specifically restricts “distribute, license, sublicense, lease, rent, loan, or otherwise transfer the Licensed Software to any third party”. I take that to mean that I can’t preinstall Docker Desktop on the Windows machine for customer use, as I would like to do. Have any of you found a workable solution to something like this?
Some ideas I had:
- _ Try to figure out how to run Docker on Windows without Docker Desktop. While this seems possible, I have never done this on Windows.
- _ Find a license that allows this. Docker Desktop EE might, but I can’t find any clear info about distribution in EE. Is Docker Desktop EE even a thing, after Mirantis bought EE?
*_ Have the customer install Docker Desktop. This isn’t great, but technically appears possible.
I found this similar topic, but it had no answers:https://forums.docker.com/t/license-ability-to-sell-devices-with-docker-preinstalled/70099`