i think it should be stated that monome.org only allows a non commercial license, and in addition they don’t allow full kits to be sold. they have contacted this seller to ask them to stop selling kits and have been ignored.
so while the open source component is nice, as a project its sort of despised on the monome forums.
These PICnome makers did a really good job. It’s PIC USB native, PICnome are making their own buttons. They designed their own board and made their own firmware. This is a completely new project. The MONOME people trying to deny someone else a living is very childish, especially since there are many companies that sell other Monome-like devices mass manufactured. PICnomes are oneoffs made by one person. PICnome is open source hardware. Thank you!