I just want to say, really.. about the politics that forced the Skunkboard lockout (which is my eyes is incredibly trivial and such a tiny percentage of the library and NOT worth the fuss that it generates) -- the only reason those politics even existed is people whining and complaining and demanding, just like the messages I reply to from time to time where people talk about how stupid it is that it doesn't do exactly what they wanted.
The board was created for doing development on. I managed the first manufacture and release so other developers could have one, too. We did subsequent runs because people wanted them for playing games on. But to complain, five years later, that it doesn't do exactly what you want is childish. It wasn't created for you. It was created for the people who wanted it. It was released to try to stimulate more software development in the community, because the Alpine was expensive, BJL was restrictive, and the other solutions were rare or just not happening -- to some extent it succeeded.
I consider Skunkboard a success beyond expectations. To that end, the whining is kind of expected too, and I've /generally/ stayed out of most of it.
We sold just shy of 500 units, and could have sold more if we could have built them. It was mostly dealing with the community that pushed me away from doing any runs after the first one. KSkunk picked up the reins to better support you all for Rev 2, and Dan of GOAT Store took a huge risk to give you a revision 3. Big props to them!
I know we hear it again and again but for every awesome member of the community there are three who are less so. Despite that, I hear the voices of the supporters far louder than those of the detractors -- and THAT, rather, YOU, made it a success.
So my next action is sure to invoke controversy, but I've been working towards this for some months now. And it's time. For you, the /awesome/ members of the community, I have a gift.
I am pleased to release to the public domain and the members of the Jaguar community, the complete source code, netlists, and functional documentation for the Skunkboard project. Yes, public domain. It's now YOURS, all of you, to do with as you will. KSkunk and I have both relinquished rights to it.
You will find it at the usual Skunkboard support site, that being, http://harmlesslion....ware/skunkboard
I hope you'll exceed my expectations and do good things with this.
This will also mark the end of my formal support of the board. We can't build any more and AFAIK there are few if any left at GOAT. That said, if you brick your board and can't find someone to reflash it, and I still have a Jaguar, we can negotiate a repair. I also managed to find four spare rev 2/3 flash chips - if you have a burnt-out flash I can potentially repair that many. Again, we can negotiate or I can just sell you the chip and wish you luck. When supplies run out, they're out.
This has been the plan since day 1. I don't believe in abandoning a product without leaving a way for the users to support it. Have fun with it, guys!