RepRap – MakerBot Controversy!

Controversy erupted over the past few weeks where someone was providing an assembled electronics kit for RepRap based on the MakerBot electronics board. The controversy stemmed from the maker’s (kymberlyaandrus) alleged lack of posting the required files with the electronics kit.    The way it’s supposed to work, according to basic open source concepts, is… Continue reading RepRap – MakerBot Controversy!

Is Hardware Open?

We think hardware could be truly open, but only if the correct legal frameworks are in place. And they likely are not.   Software has gone through all this before, of course. In the 1960’s software was basically homemade, but then commercial software companies emerged and grew in the 1970’s and 80’s. However, in the… Continue reading Is Hardware Open?

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