Sorry, I’ve been at a hot springs with no internet.
Yes, I get it, and yes, I want you to have all the money and fulfilling work in the world. You deserve it, this is a cool machine.
I have been using linux and other open source software for a LONG time… I believe in open source.
If I want to make improvements or changes… You can say no? That’s kind of a bummer to me.
I suppose I could be an ass and just redesign the parts MY way, making essentially the same machine, but with different parts. The idea is sound, the specific parts are not important. I could do that. I don’t WANT to do that. It’s a dick move, and I don’t want to do dick moves.
You’re limiting the machine to you. If you have a heart attack? If you decide not to allow NEMA23 motor mounts?
Further, why should I make improvements, suggestions, or anything if it’s all YOURS?
This is the strength of truly open source… a project that depends on ONE person is weaker than a project that doesn’t.
hmm… and I’m not sure if you’re correct about people’s ability to sell the parts once printed with your CAD files? I’ll read up on that. Copyright is not Patent, and they protect different things.
Someone else said it wouldn’t be noticed if I cranked out a few parts for friends… I’D notice. That sort of thing matters me, and I want to support projects that allow me to spread the good word to friends without restrictions.
Me asking about intent was just… wanting to know your intent with this machine.
If this is just about money, and you’re going to tightly control what can and can’t be done… improvements have to go through you… Well… It’s not going to get the robust improvements it might otherwise get… And I do want to put my time and energy into things that make the world better for everyone.
I teach a class on CNC basics at a local non profit. Do I tell people about this? It’s a neat machine. Frankly, it’s more interesting than say… openbuilds… but they ARE fully open sourced.
Hmm… Why is this a bee in my bonnet?
I think this is neat and I want to contribute. I’m more interested in contributing if it’s open to everyone. I believe in the power of open source to find bugs and create quality products using lots of eyeballs. And I believe that depending on one person makes a project weaker.
Sorry if I’m being a PITA. I just want to… I have principles, and they matter to me, ya know? I assure you, it’s a complete PITA shopping for shoes as me.