Hi folks, I backed the Atreus on Kickstarter and I can’t wait to receive it
I want to support open hardware whenever possible, and I am doing my best to prioritize open hardware with my purchasing power. We cannot continue with our disposable culture if the next generation is to inherit a livable world. Open hardware has strong advantages when maintaining/repairing technology, especially if your company should go out of business or stop supporting old products. It also drives modification+innovation and empowers people to take true ownership of their tools. (I’ve been considering modifying my Planck EZ to try out stenography with the open source Plover software, for instance. https://www.openstenoproject.org/ )
I saw this thread about the model 01: https://community.keyboard.io/t/is-m01-open-source-hardware/ Naturally I’d like the model 01 to be as open hardware as possible, but it’s certainly less relevant to me as I do not anticipate owning one (although I might order a model 100 in the future).
Do you intend to release the hardware design files for the Atreus under an open license? Might you pursue OSHWA certification? Is there anything I can do to encourage you to go further and push the envelope in terms of open hardware? I am speaking both in terms of money and volunteering my time/energy. I will be asking competitors such as ZSA (the new Moonlander looks sexy!) and System76 (they’re working on a keyboard) the same question