I'm not releasing this design under a 100% Open Hardware license (No gerbers, No project files). There will be a very detailed service manual with schematics and description of how the device works, like a Heathkit manual. To advance the hobby, I want to explain to everyone how a device like this works, and what Sound Engineering means in practice when building a transceiver. Giving someone Gerbers doesn't teach them these things.
No components in the design are under an NDA, and the board has LOTS of test points, so it should be very possible for the homebrew ham to modify the board to their heart's content.
All of the source code (FPGA, ARM uClinux, smartphone Android) is already up on github with an Open Source license. One part, the cellular-lockout gateway will not be Open Source. This is so that way we can actually sell the device as Amateur/Commercial equipment, not just test equipment.
I originally wanted 100% Open Hardware, but the business model doesn't work well with the FCC. It's taken me time to accept that. I chose to work with Bruce because he's an expert on how to get commercial entities to work with Open Source. If there's a chance that we could actually move to more Openness in type safe transceivers, this is a good next step to make.