I came across the board registration gimmick having bought two M7 through ebay.
First up, I do get the sense of this approach.
I think it was the lua ESP8266 software world that died quite quickly once the “opensource” hardware designs got out into the wild. It is one of the problems I think you have with the idea of opensource hardware generally (since I can’t get the hardware for free and tools like the raspberry pi community cloud the issue by releasing the design by CC but defaming anyone who “copies” it).
I am curious though.
If the board is bought from openmv.io does it come registered?
Why I ask is I am trying to work out why I would be paying the same relative price for an unregistered board from ebay for a registered board from openmv.
Am I actually being ripped off by onsellers?