Dear Arduino community, we need to talk
This is the message Massimo Banzi’s just published on the forum.
Today is the day of a solar eclipse, some of these are once in a lifetime events.
Arduino is definitely one of the events that will define my life along with many other people’s life.
I’m feeling incredibly blessed to have contributed to create this amazing community which gathered around the idea that we can empower people to master complex technologies and unleash their ability to create with them.
Dear community I’m sorry I didn’t comment earlier, I was keeping quiet to try to find a resolution to our internal issues that would not damage you, the community.
We’ve been so committed to keep the issues internal that for a year we haven’t receiving any royalty from the boards made in Italy, but we continued to work hoping to find a solution. I’ve told the story to Make read it if you want to know more.
Now the other party has abandoned the negotiating table and, after a lot of recent events, the cat is out of the bag. I owe you to be part of what is going on.
We created Arduino based on a set of values that have enabled the community to grow, touch any kind of people and contribute to changing the world a bit.
I am here to say that we will continue to fight so that Arduino stays true to those values. There is only one Arduino and there is only one Arduino community. We’re strong, we’re having a positive impact on so many people’s life.
I’m sure you have a lot of questions an we’re going to try to answer them in due time, compatibly with the fact that lawyers are involved and I can’t say too much.
An eclipse is just a temporary moment of darkness, but soon after the sun comes back shining.
The sun is about to come out, wear your sunglasses!!
Massimo Banzi with David Cuartielles, Tom Igoe , David Mellis