via Keurig Stock Drops, Says It Was Wrong About DRM Coffee Pods – Slashdot.

Best comment to this news (see the comment here):

“Except it’s not really a good lesson to the marketplace if all is forgiven…. “Try DRM, if it works, great. If not, your former customers will forgive you and all’s good.”

They should not be congratulated for recognizing how stupid they are. Let’s congratulate and support the coffee maker companies who DIDN’T try this.

We need to engender fear in the heart of every executive who would even CONSIDER this insanity. So I say fuck them– let their company suffer from their idiocy and let others learn from their failure.

If this news makes you want to reconsider a keurig machine, re-reconsider. There are plenty of other great alternatives. And that goes for printer makers and anyone else who’s thinking about going in this direction.”

A very sad and really disturbing conflict in the Arduino community.
One little fact (need to be confirmed, but I believe it’s true):
“Smart Projects had been paying royalty fees to Arduino LLC until recently”.

That’s dead simple then to me:
Arduino LLC is the righteous owner of the trademark, and until recently “Smart Projects” has recognized this fact (and paid the royalty). But they have become more greedy, I suppose…

The article also indicates that Arduino LLC trademarked the name in the U.S. in 2009, and that Smart Projects had been paying royalty fees to Arduino LLC until recently. Those additional facts seem to suggest that until recently, Smart Projects considered LLC to be a rightful holder of the trademark. Why did their theory change?

via Arduino Dispute Reaches Out To Distributors – Slashdot.