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(Kickstarter)   Brilliant: Copy makerbot part for part and call it something new. Start kickstarter to raise capital. Take capital and pay Chinese firm to build your knock-off so you can sell it for two-thirds the price. Isn't open source awesome?   (kickstarter.com) divider line 3
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2012-08-13 11:22:30 AM
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TheGogmagog: As long as he's not patenting it


He couldn't, since the pre-existing Makerbot would anticipate his patent.
But he can patent any improvements he comes up with, including improvements that reduce costs.
2012-08-13 10:59:00 AM
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Agreed, with the first two.
As long as he's not patenting it, and the open source files work. I might pay a little more for a starter maker-bot. Then again I haven't built one on my own either.
2012-08-13 08:39:40 AM
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Hell, subby, it doesn't sound like he's doing anything wrong. Makerbot can be a DIY project, too. I didn't watch the video so I'm not sure how he thinks he's shaving that much off the cost, but if he's got a better parts supplier, he can probably cut down on the manufacturing costs a bit.

However, if I were the Makerbot people I'd add something to my firmware to prevent the updates from running on his machine, unless that violates the Open Source licensing.
 
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