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1  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / A not so honest supplier on: March 19, 2011, 10:32:07 am
Emartee of China (www.emartee.com) was one of our suppliers. I caution you not to do business with them. We paid them for parts but they did not deliver; they lie; they display illegally the authorized logos and trademarks of the Arduino Group as their own boards although they are not authorized distributors, etc. I cannot stop you from purchasing from them, I just caution you.

amcduino
2  Topics / Education and Teaching / Re: I am using arduino in my 300-level electronics class on: January 30, 2011, 07:36:11 am
liudr

In a private message, send me your personal email.Communicating via the forum is a little difficult.

amcduino
3  Topics / Education and Teaching / Re: I am using arduino in my 300-level electronics class on: January 29, 2011, 08:22:26 pm
Liudr

Send me a personal message. I need to talk to you about your PH-1 board.

amcduino (Andy)
4  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Development / Re: Arduino Info on: January 16, 2011, 06:59:43 pm
Hi RuggedCircuits

I noticed Sparkfun uses the name Arduino on their boards but place the letters TM as a subscript. Also, a number of Chinese companies uses the name Arduino, but not on their boards, to perhaps distinguish that the particular board is Arduino-compatible. I am not an attorney but I believe that such a use is cosher.

Thanks again for taking the time to clarify.

amcduino
5  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Development / Re: Arduino Info on: January 16, 2011, 06:28:14 pm
Hi RuggedCircuits

I tried to open the URL's you sent me but could not. I got a message "Session expired,etc."

Anyway, thank you so much for your useful information. So, are the Chinese who use the name Arduino on their boards not infringing on any copyright or trademark laws? Could I use the name Arduino in my book without worrying about it?

Best regards
amcduino
6  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Development / Re: Arduino Info on: January 16, 2011, 05:46:15 pm
Hi Lefty

In order for a company to be able to go after people for anything, the company must be a legal entity and prove that a name or trade mark is theirs. Having said that, an individual can own a copyright and go after people infringing upon that copyright. I was most likely not a member of the forum when the topic came up for discussion. Why am I revisiting the topic. I and other people use or will use the name Arduino in publications, etc. Should we place the conventional copyright symbol after the name (the letter c inside a circle)?I am a stickler for copyright laws. I believe that people who write software should be paid for it and not have it pirated. I feel the same way about copyrights and trademarks. However, as you very rightly state, where can those laws be enforced? The answer is:the place of enforcement does not matter, integrity does. But again, out of curiosity, I would like to know where these people are located?There is an email address that one may use if they want to be a distributor. Who answers those emails? Who makes the decision?

As for the Chinese manufacturers, some of them (and I use them for purchasing) supply a board equal in quality and looks to the real (authorized) Arduino board, but without the Arduino name on it. That is perfectly OK, since the Arduino is an open-source system. Some others perhaps use the name to show that their product is equivalent in quality to the real McCoy. Go figure.

I would like to get your further views or anyone else's views

amcduino
7  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Development / Re: Arduino Info on: January 16, 2011, 01:34:50 pm
Lefty

Thank you for your post, which does not answer my question. Does Arduino has a physical location as any other legal company?Do they have a phone number? From whom did this company in Italy and the two U.S.companies receive authorization to manufacture boards in the name of Arduino? There is a ton of boards produced in China and labeled "Arduino this" and "Arduino that". If the name Arduino is copyrighted, aren't these companies breaking copyright laws?How would I tell that an Arduino board has the blessing of whomever Arduino is?

amcduino
8  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Development / Arduino Info on: January 16, 2011, 09:51:21 am
Once more, I will show my ignorance by asking the following questions:

(1)Does the Arduino group have a physical address? Are they a legal company, etc. If so, does anyone know their place of incorporation, etc.

(2)Does Arduino have a phone number?How does one communicate DIRECTLY with the Arduino group?

(3)Some of the boards, like the UNO, are stamped as MADE IN ITALY. Who is the owner/manufacturer of those boards?

amcduino
9  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Development / Question about Fritzing on: January 23, 2011, 02:26:50 pm
Help would be appreciated on following topic:

How can place a label on things? For example, label the pins of an IC with numbers, place a name label on a pin, etc.

amcduino
10  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Development / Re: EASYDuino 1.0 DIY a Single side PCB arduino clone on: January 16, 2011, 02:23:36 pm
Lefty

I think we both misunderstood each other. The member needs to be commended, as you are doing it in your post, for designing and prototyping a board ALMOST like the commercial Arduino. I only questioned the viability of it as a new design/project. And you are right, this project may inspire other newbies to come up with something similar. In fact, I do want to apologize to the gentleman, because, I did not mean to clip his wings before he even started to fly.

amcduino
11  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Development / Re: EASYDuino 1.0 DIY a Single side PCB arduino clone on: January 16, 2011, 01:25:57 pm
Lefty

My post has nothing to do with underrating and personal accomplishment. It has to do with justification of one's use of time. Liudr built an excellent homebrew project that almost everyone on the forum liked. Why did Liudr not get any unfavorable comments? Because his project was unique and not a repetition. I am currently writing a book on Arduino. There are  tons of similar books out there. However, I am writing this book because imho it will contain items not found in other books (the end result will prove this statement. I may be way wrong). It was suggested to me that I include examples and projects already found at the Arduino website. I chose not to do that because I dislike repetition. It may turn out to be the worst book every written on the Arduino, but at least it will be different.

amcduino
12  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Development / Re: EASYDuino 1.0 DIY a Single side PCB arduino clone on: January 16, 2011, 10:26:28 am
Marco

Other than the satisfaction of building something, I fail to see the purpose of building yet another arduino clone. For about $15, you can buy a professionally produced Freeduino board that includes a USB circuit.

amcduino
13  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Development / Re: Introducing Phi-1 shield LCD/button/GPS/EEPROM/RTC on: January 10, 2011, 04:48:01 pm
liudr

Agreed wholeheartedly. You and I will discuss this in private. Awaiing your personal message.

amcduino
14  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Development / Re: Introducing Phi-1 shield LCD/button/GPS/EEPROM/RTC on: January 10, 2011, 04:11:20 pm
Liudr

I would be very interested in exchanging notes about STEM and other simular topics. However, since I feel that this forum is not the place for this discussion, I think using personal emails would be better for all concerned.

 [smiley=dankk2.gif]

amcduino
15  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Development / Re: Introducing Phi-1 shield LCD/button/GPS/EEPROM/RTC on: January 10, 2011, 06:58:48 am
Liudr

Having retired as university prof, where I taught for 22 years, I now devote my teaching expertise to middle school/high school students, free of charge. There is no reason for our kids to be inferior in knowledge to the Japanese or German or ...kids. The problem is the teacher, not the student. I have worked with kids who are like sponges. They love to learn.  I would love to talk to you. Rather than filling up the forum with chat which is of no interest to others, please, send me a private email and we'll exchange notes.

amcduino 8-)
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