The product is the hardware. When the product is released for sale, the code will be provided to all with no conditions in order to assist with sales. The secrecy is only during the development time as it would be very easy for others to copy the design. It is a low cost, low profit product and not worth the cost of a patent and the expenses of defending against infringement. Our hopes are to get it established as the original developer, with the best support and that copies would not be as attractive. We simply want a head start on those inevitable copies.
So do you want to pay for help or not ?
Personal I dont care what you do with code once you have paid for it.
PM me if you want to take this past the "talking about it" to "actually doing something" stage.
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