I’ve been seeing a lot of inflammatory language in my news feeds the past couple days about the Replicator 2, specifically whether or not it’s open source. I haven’t got enough information to say, but I think well of Bre and Adam and the MakerBot team. I believe their ideals regarding open source software and hardware are more or less in line with my own, and I trust that they’ll do their best to meet those ideals.
What concerns me is the inflammatory language many have used to criticize MakerBot. A lot of fundamentalist, angry language is being thrown around; language similar to that we usually hear from people that blow things up, or that buy elections. I don’t think this kind of language is necessary. I have an aversion to fundamentalism of any sort, even when it’s in support of my own ideals. It leads to bad things.
Good post by Tom, read the whole thing – this is an interest topic, let’s all discuss it and be excellent to each other while we do so!
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