We finally closed a deal with John Buckman of Decent Espresso, and sold him a license on all ZPM IP -- including the thermoblock technology and shot profiling software!
After many months of negotiation and legal wrangling with his lawyers, the final terms boiled down to the following: Decent Espresso gets the rights to ZPM technology in exchange for offering all machine pre-order customers a $200 voucher on the machine they build using the ZPM IP.
Machine-level backers should all have already received or will soon receive an e-mail from Decent Espresso with your voucher code.
Thank you all very much for all your support through the hard times. We fought very hard to get this deal closed, and while not a refund, this deal is the best we could get that allows us to give all our backers and pre-order customers some sort of consideration for their support and effort.
This is the final update for ZPM. Thank you again for everything you've done and put into this project. We leave you with an unreleased video we hope you'll enjoy: