Hi VESC-Project team,
We are a few who are wondering what is the official open source status of the VESC Project.
Is it possible to clarify this ?
Hardware wize : no reference designed published and licensed yet.
On Trampa website, only software is mentioned as Open Source.
On vesc-project.com main page, not easy to figure out what is really what.
Our aim is simply providing the best and most professional open source firmware, user friendly software solutions and hardware for motor control available today
On ethos page :
The VESC-Project is meant to be the home of VESC-Tool, the VESC firmware and upcoming VESC-software products.
However, Benjamin told us in November about publishing the reference design (see thread here : http://www.vesc-project.com/node/165 ) :
I will finish it soon, sorry about the delay. Here is another link to the schematic of the VESC6 for convenience:
Essentially the reference hw will be the vesc6, but with a rectangular PCB with SMD electrolytic capacitors instead of the through-hole ones. This way it can be wrapped in heatshrink without worrying about bending the leads of the through-hole caps.
What is the official position of VESC-Project team ?
Software wize : no update of firmware on Github although major changes have been done (FW 3.34) thus leading to incompatibility with external project (as the UART protocol has been changed).
Is it just an oversight ? Or will the software become closed as well ?
This post has only one purpose : clarify things, not charging anyone or anything.
This topic is hot, people talk a lot and are wondering what they can do, what they can't.
So please help us to clearly understand what is and will be the Open Source status on Firmware, Software and Hardware for the VESC-Project.
@Benjamin : again and again, tack så mycket for all your work and dedication to this wonderful project.