The two Arduino.CC and Arduino.ORG have announced they're merging. This is excellent news.
What are the gains?
Arduino.ORG has been prolific with new exciting boards, like the released M0 / M0 Pro and Tian and the announced Primo and Otto, among other boards. But the development of the next generation IDE Arduino Studio was terminated, and the new Ciao library has taken more time than expected.
Arduino.CC has revamped the classic IDE with the Boards Manager and the Libraries Manager, and is exploring the next generation IDE with Arduino Create. But few if any new boards were launched, and the dual brand Arduino in the U.S. / Genuino elsewhere was really confusing.
What to expect?
Both complement themselves, and bring their own expertise. So the new entity reunites the best for hardware and software.
There's an urgency in clearing the Arduino and Genuino brand mess, merging the two incompatible IDEs into a single one, and make the next generation IDE Arduino Create available on a local web server like the Yun or Tian.
I hope the new entity will keep the recognition of Hernando Barragán's work.