Thanks for sending this out Bill.... somehow, I did not receive any of the
messages on this thread even though I am subscribed to the list?!?!? I
have been following along with all of the drama surrounding Makerbot
possibly releasing their next offering as a closed source machine with
closed source software.
I have my feelings regarding this move by Makerbot but I will spare this
list as arguments on both sides of the coin are available all over the
An observation based on Bre's is that I believe that he fails to understand
that the strict meaning of the language in the Thingiverse TOC would be
under much less scrutiny (and in fact was under much less scrutiny) if the
community at large retained good faith in Makerbot's intent and adherence
to the open source ideal. I believe that much of that "good faith" is now
damaged and people are asking themselves what is next from the company they
feel betrayed by.
That is all for now on this.