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Topic: Premier-Farnell to offer own version of Arduino (Read 3 times) previous topic - next topic

Folderol

For the sake of a couple of quid, I'd rather get the real thing and have my money go to the people who got it all started.

Eight

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Sep 25, 2010, 11:46 pm Last Edit: Sep 25, 2010, 11:50 pm by Eight Reason: 1
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For the sake of a couple of quid, I'd rather get the real thing and have my money go to the people who got it all started.

Can't help agreeing with you there.

Obviously, there's nothing "wrong" with what Farnell are doing here. But I prefer to see open-source used as an enabler for people to produce boards with some unique qualities; not just to clone someone else's work and undercut them.

Edit: Except, I guess, in situations where a bigger company is able to sell an idea at a massively cheaper price - which is good for consumers. Undercutting by £2 is a bit odd.

westfw

(actually, there's never been any confirmation or denial that Premier-Farnell hasn't reached some sort of mutually beneficial agreement with the Arduino team/etc.  Such things are occasionally confidential, and even some cases where some such arrangement has been made it doesn't seem to get widely publicized...  It makes it difficult for the end consumer to make ethics-based choices, though...)

arduniomstr

I've just received delivery of a genuine Arduino Uno from RS Components - they seem to have a good range of boards


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