All hardware projects listed on arduino.org are announced to be open source hardware, but none of them comply with OSHW definition. The sources are with status “coming soon” years after their release, or where these sources are available there are hidden black boxes which actually spoil the whole idea to allow other people to study, modify, improve and reproduce the design.
So many people now ask themselves the question: Is Arduino project hijacked and turn in to Closed Source Project and how this will affect the Arduino community in future?
The problem is that in this Foundation some not so decent people come just for the money and do not carry about open source spirit which made this project possible and it seems they now have the majority shares and votes – OLIMEX Ltd.
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