The RDK License provides full access to the RDK Video and Broadband code, as well as build recipes, manifests, and supporting documentation so that you can start developing.

Please use the links below to apply for an RDK License and view a full list of our current licensees.

RDK License Process

1. RDK Agreement

  • Sign the RDK License to gain access to build recipes and manifest for RDK profiles
  • Gain access to additional RDK components

2. Access Code

3. Build

  • Use the manifest, build recipes and source code to build RDK for your target platform
  • Follow build instructions on to build for RDK reference platforms like x86 and Raspberry Pi

RDK License FAQs

There is no charge for the RDK license.

Most applications are processed within 2 weeks of submission.

Due to the number of licenses that are granted, no changes are permitted to the RDK License Agreement.

The RDK license does not automatically transfer to the acquirer.  You must obtain the prior written consent of RDK Management, LLC in order to assign or transfer the RDK license.

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RDK Management is an open source consortium that manages the Reference Design Kit (RDK). RDK is an open source software platform for the connected home that standardizes core functions used in broadband devices, set-top boxes, and IoT. It enables operators to manage their devices; control their business models; and customize their apps, UIs and data analytics to improve the customer experience and drive business results. The RDK community is comprised of more than 500 companies including: CPE manufacturers, SoC vendors, software developers, system integrators, and service providers.  For more information on the tools, training, and events provided by RDK Management, please visit:  

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