[Discuss] Possible abuse of the term "open source hardware"
tom.igoe at gmail.com
Fri Mar 15 21:18:27 UTC 2013
Actually it looks like he has the schematic in the manual.
My guess is that this is exactly the case we were looking for last week. They intend to release the stuff open when their kickstarter succeeds, and are trading on that fact by calling it open now.
On Mar 15, 2013, at 5:10 PM, Chris Church wrote:
> On Mar 15, 2013, at 3:54 PM, malcolm stanley wrote:
>> Hey, can i play too?
>> I got this email from Nordic Semi and when I went to look there were NO open source drawings or other materials at all on the vendor web site...
>> Wireless startup 'Open Source RF' releases the 'RFduino' for the rapidly-growing open source electronics maker movement which will support thousands of applications and is based on a Bluetooth v4.0 compatible module (the RFD51822) that employs Nordic's multiple award-winning nRF51822 SoC
> I love how nothing on their website is actually open-source, AFAICT, except maybe some "example programs." (That don't seem to be available anywhere)
> Dig the dancing in this statement:
> "Open Source RF, a new venture dedicated to serving Arduino users by making high-quality, creative products for the "Maker," "DIY" and "Open Source" communities, today announced it is releasing a plug and play wireless Shield for Arduino. "
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