By contrast, Ashhar Farhan, VU2ESE, of HFSignals, exemplifies best practice.
HFSignals new SDR transceiver, the sBitx, is available to early adopters. The radio has a large graphical touch screen that shows a waterfall. Inside there is a standard Raspberry Pi which is set up as the software development environment - great idea!
Here's my video of unboxing the sBitx, tuning around and having a not great first contact.
"The sBitx is a 40 watts, fully open source, high performance HF SDR transceiver with in-built popular modes like the FT8, RTTY, PSK31, etc."
Having a computer inside that can be internet connected opens up all sorts of interesting possibilities for this platform.