but what sort of corporate morons release a non-Open Source board into an Open Source ecosystem?
ST clearly have no clue about Open Source, and I'm not sure about Arduino Srl either. Let's hope it gets some cheap clones.
Are new LLC Intel boards (Galileo and Edison) open hardware ?If they were actually openhardware and opensource Chinese copies should already exist, or oddly there is none, amazing isn't it!
Contrary to what you say ST know opensource see:http://www.openstm32.org/HomePage
It is not good to bash systematicaly without learning before.
ARD-OTTO-STM32 was featured in the January 2017 ST microcontroller news email, does it give hope that we would eventually see one for sale?
I could not resist to invest 3.50$ with free shipping for stm32f103 dev board, waiting for arrival:
1 year from announced to shipping is actually pretty standard. Arduino Leonardo, Arduino Zero and Arduino Due were all 1 year or more from initially announced to actually shipping.