Occupy Thingiverse Test cube
by prusajr, published
We are not trolls, as Raldrich said
"The fact that the legal ramifications of MakerBot's TOS weren't discovered until today doesn't magically give them a free pass.
The fact that they don't intend (today) to exercise the rights they've granted themselves also doesn't magically give them a free pass. Companies change - take a look at their stance on Open Source Hardware."
Also Replicator 2 is Closed Source, at least everything looks like it and guy on Makerbot support phone told me so.
Check out my open letter to Bre Pettis here josefprusa.cz/open-hardware-meaning/
Help out by spreading the word! reddit.com/r/Reprap/comments/10642q/open_hardware_meaning_josef_prusa/
Link it, tweet it, comment it! Help the cause and show them we want it Open Source!
First alternative garyhodgson.com/reprap/2012/09/githubiverse-a-github-pages-template-for-3d-printing-projects/
Print the Test Cube as ugly as you can and post picture of it as "I made one" :-)
Jo Prusa, RepRap core dev
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Beta release: http://3dhacker.com/category/5...
So when you make a part, you open up notepad and start writing an STL in binary? My point is that an STL is (usually) a binary file which is generated *from* the source. IMO it is not the source itself, but I appreciate the "grey area" aspect of it.
I can open up any number of proprietary files and hex edit them. That doesn't mean that the company has handed me their source code. Just because an STL is an open format that can be interpreted by any number of programs does not make it a source file. The source file is the one that is used to generate the STL.
No, at the point this thread was created people despised Bre and MBI. I have since chilled a lot towards Bre but I am still very cautious about MBI, and I do not like ANYTHING that mixes OS and CS together. Just doesn't seem right which the Replicator 2 does do. Make it all CS or all OS but not both. As I said I have nothing against Bre making money but do it like a real business and make it all Closed Source not some freakish hybrid.
Btw, I was wondering when someone would bring up this old thread and damn if it didn't happen the same day I was thinking about it.
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