Arduino developers seems have lost their focus lately and make mistake after mistake!
Everybody knows that the success formula to Arduino was to keep it simple so the beginners to may use it without knowing in deep electronics and programming but simple reusing code made from Arduino team and community.
For many years AVR simple 8-bit processors serveed well Arduino, but later they were tempted to make the Mega (IMO not quite successful as expensive) then the misunderstanding named Yun which was sold for $60 while there are routers with same chip for $10. Then Intel bribed them to add totally different architecture just to ride the “Arduino” wave.
How much useful is all this diversification? Not much I would say if I count the projects which are using Arduino and simple 8-bit AVRs are still 99% of all projects. So who need all this new crap? It just confuses the beginners.
Then came the bad news for the Arduino trademark dispute which sent bad message to the community taking the dirty laundry to the pubic in the court.
Now we read for the latest news – Microsoft the symbol for closed source company bribed Arduino team for a partnership “Windows10 is the first Arduino certified OS”
WTF? How much did you guys got for this ‘certification’ and what message do you send to Open Source community with this?
Are you so desperate for $$$ after the split with Gianluca who manufacture and sells the ‘original’ Arduinos without paying licensee to the development team.
For many years Arduino was example for the most successful Open Source project ever. With this announcement we see that now everything changes and it’s simple matter of money.