Open-source hardware

I started reaching out to influencers in the privacy community and I know how much concern they have against non open-source stuff. They really like the idea of decentralization through home-run nodes, but totally against unknown commercial devices. Is it possible to publish the pNode as an open-source hardware?

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A pNode is just a standalone version of a vNode. If wanted anyone can market their own pNode.

There is already some conversation on this topic here here

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The foundation is giving away free nodes to influencers, but We cannot contact privacy advocates with a gift which could be malicious hardware, or they just simply not allowed to know what is inside.
I know this is not interesting to average crypto users, but if we want to see a wider adoption in the privacy community as well, the hardware must be open-source, just like Incognito.

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@raz you asked, we listened. the core team is working on open-sourcing the (physical) Node source code. most likely the source code will be released on github next week. cc @binh @Jamie @Peter @annie

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I like how fast this decision was. :slight_smile:

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