This was a "alpha prototype" - that was made absolutely clear from the start. It was *never* a product - people were given this device (each of which cost us about $500) for free in order to give us feedback and develop widgets for. I'm honestly not clear how you got "shafted" by us.
There was never any commitment from the company to support the device for any extended period, and I'm sorry you got that impression.
As far as "openness" - the source code and toolchain for the device are publicly available here, and all of the schematics and mechanical drawings are still available. The alpha device is just as "open" as the current device.
Having said that - I'll see if there's some way to feed data to these units - at this point, there's only a handful (like, under 10 of the 600 or so we produced) still being used in field so I can't promise anything.