Arduino decided today ...
A couple of months ago I was contracted by Arduino to start doing some paid work. Documenting this policy is one of my assignments. So, even though it's not coming from someone at the level of Massimo Banzi, you can consider this to be Arduino telling you.
I was contracted by Arduino to start doing some paid work.
Note that while we don't attempt to restrict uses of the "duino" suffix, its use causes the Italians on the team to cringe (apparently it sounds terrible); you might want to avoid it. (It's also trademarked by a Hungarian company.)