There's another initiative to develop an Open Source Laser Cutter:
Those willing to help out financially can do so through Kickstarter.
Needless to say, if you cannot help out financially, there are more
direct ways such as contributing knowledge.
Note that this particular project is not formally affiliated with
. We do, however, endorse development of open source
hardware that will make fabrication technologies more accessible with
the benefits of the systems being open and modular at many layers of
their technology stack. Inherent benefits are that the technologies
can be built upon to create new ones, implementations can be
customized to fit a specific need and more rapid progress can be
expected because of better allocation of human capital (due to
voluntary self selection and being very open to external input).
This is also a good resource for those who want to build an open
source Laser Cutter:
There are many resources documenting DIY laser cutters, feel free to
add good ones and to discuss how we can lower this barrier to
production of production methods!