The February 17, 2017 rules state that 8.2.7 International Competition - All teams qualified to the international competition must share their designs, both hardware and software, with all present and future participants.
This appears to be a great way to reduce the barrier to entry for new teams by sharing the current “state of the art” of development.
Can you clarify the full intention of this rule? Are teams indeed to publish their full source code and full materials list to help future teams - or are they merely required to share ‘overviews’ of their designs that give glimpses into the true configuration?
Thanks for posting your question. RoboCupJunior is an educational initiative where participants are strongly encouraged to ask questions to their fellow competitors to foster a culture of curiosity and exploration in the fields of science and technology.
The spirit of world RoboCup competitions is that any technological and curricular developments should be shared with other participants after the tournament. Currently we are working in a new website where any developments may be published after the event to increase the competition level and make easier for new entries to participate.
There are some teams that have some blogs and share openly their developments and their GITs repository but this is open to them.
Remember: It is not whether you win or lose, but how much you learn that counts!