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Topic: I would like to know if there will be Genuino Due, Yún, Pro Mini, Nano, Lilypad (Read 1 time) previous topic - next topic

q2dg

Why there is this difference between Arduino and Genuino catalog?? Is it a signal of deprecation??
I've asked to support@arduino.cc and to @dcuartielles and no answer...

westfw

It's a matter of Trademark ownership.  Due to ... circumstances ... Arduino.cc has a trademark on the name "Arduino" in the USA, but not anywhere else.  Another company (Arduino.org) has a trademark on the name "Arduino" in Europe, but not the USA.  I'm not sure about Asia.  There are lawsuits; the courts may eventually decide ... something.

Meanwhile, various entities are hedging their bets by propagating other names.  Arduino.cc has "Genuino" (outside the US.)  Adafruit has "metro", "flora", and "feather" "arduino-compatibles."   Sparkfun has "redboard."

You can read more than anyone should want to know here: http://hackaday.com/?s=arduino+vs+arduino

(Some products are "at risk", like the Due.  The Nano was never manufactured by either .cc or .org, and is so heavily cloned that I don't know if the original vendor is still making them or not.  The Lilypad seems to have "moved on" to subsequent designs (flora, lilypad basic))

q2dg

Thanks.

Yes, I know all the story Arduino vs Arduino. I know these days are difficult days. But...what annoyes me is not knowing why the official list of Arduino/Genuino boards are not the same. Which the meaning of this difference??? Is it a matter of lack of stock, lack of distribution, an strategical move...? Why there's no any explanation about this?

Other manufacturers are interesting, but I want to follow the official steps below the official brand. And as they are not clear I'm beginning to be a little nervious about the future plans of these (so interesting) boards models and, in fact, about the company realiability. In summary:  buying a Yún/Due/Lilypad... is worthy nowadays or they will disappear? Should we look at alternative "clone" models out of Arduino support??...

Thanks again

68tjs

I appreciated  wesfw remark

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the courts may eventually decide ... something.
and I would be as categorical as him :smiley-mr-green:

 It seems to me that yun does not seem to be an Arduino product but  a Dog Hunter product , company which also belongs to F MUSSO (Arduino.SRL).

I think it could be that Yun is not completely open hardware.
This could explain that it is not "Genuino".
But that's just my opinion.
Les Shadocks : L'ignorance ne s'apprend pas.

q2dg

It seems to me that yun does not seem to be an Arduino product but  a Dog Hunter product , company which also belongs to F MUSSO (Arduino.SRL).

I think it could be that Yun is not completely open hardware.
This could explain that it is not "Genuino".
But that's just my opinion.
Well, maybe I'm a little offtopic, but it seems the license for the Genuino 101's RTOS is proprietary too (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25832)

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