SD card license to clone BeagleBone Black

Hi,

I am trying to clone a Beaglebone Black since it’s open source project which is super great.
But do I need to pay the SD license before I can use the SD card on my cloned board?
I am so confused on the SD license, as what I do in my daily lives is just inserting a SD card into a computer without knowing there is licensing issue.
Just curious, did BeagleBone pay the SD card before releasing their products?

Thank you,
Shiwei

There is no license fee for the SD card that you need to be concerned about… That is paid by the manufacturers of the SD card and the cost of the license is passed on to the purchaser in the price paid for the SD card.

Gerald