The PICnome is ''Free Hardware"(*1,*2) derived from monome which
was Open Source Hardware.
PICnome adopt an Open Sound Control(OSC) and this is more flexible
osc controller than midi.
Today, the OSC is supported by many program languages and
software. For example, there are Max/MSP, Reaktor, Processing,
Openframeworks and so on. Also, many DAWs such as Ableton Live
support only MIDI for external devices. So PICnome and pic2osc can
be played with virtually MIDI protocol.
PICratchBOX(PrB) is the controller combinig the frexiblity of PICnome
and operability of 2-channel DJ mixer.
At factory default, PrB is a MIDI controller for NI Traktor Scratch
Pro/Pro2 however it will be an OSC controller same as PICnome by
rewriting its firmware.
PICnome and PICratchBOX firmwane and pic2osc are "Free Software"
and these arepublished based on GNU General Public License ver3.
Also, The schematic and layout for PICnome and PICratchBOX are
published based on Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0.
PICnome v1.1 by Shunichi Yamamoto is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at monome.org.
PICratchBOX by Shunichi Yamamoto is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
*1 The term ''free" means the users' essential freedoms: the freedom
to run it, to study and change it, and to redistribute copies with or
without changes. This is a matter of freedom, not price.
*2 I don't use the term ''Open Source Hardware". Because this term is
possible to elicit misunderstanding.
Additionaly, Richard Stallman of FSF expressed negative views
about the term ''Open Source". I agree his views.