I haven't seen much discussion on this topic. I've given it quite a lot of thought and I think the time is ripe to begin a more open conversation to break some of the mystery that seems to surround this issue.
It is noticeable from reading this thread that there is some confusion as to the taboo of people selling their boards, but is pretty clear in the license that anyone is able to make and distribute the boards for commercial sale. There seems to be a miscommunication somewhere along the line.
I am extremely grateful for Alienflight’s generosity in releasing these files, as I’m sure all of you are. I wouldn’t have a clue how to do this on my own without the help of the initial files and the support of this community. With that in mind, I am just a bit unclear on Alienflight’s stance on the issue. I can appreciate this group’s steadfast dedication in honoring Lance’s wishes, for sure. It is admirable, and I share in the sentiment. That is why I would like to be patient in this issue and not step on anyone’s toes because of how much I value you all. I think it’s important to have an open discussion instead of quietly mentioning that it is frowned upon.
That being said, has it been made clear what Alienflight’s intentions are? From the beginning I had openly shared with you all that I intended to create and have manufactured a variant of the Alienflight boards for sale. I have been personally confused by this roller coaster of information and would like to know where this all stands.
Now that the files are released again, still under CC, I would assume that it is fair game for anyone and everyone to freely trade their designs and finished boards with each other keeping with the spirit and guidelines of the license, (giving attribution and sharing the design files). Please, someone correct me if I misinterpret the license, but as I read it that is what I can see. If that was not included in Alienflight’s wishes, then I’m not sure it was wise to release the files under CC.
Again, I’m in no rush and would like to take the path of patience to learn and understand more about these boards and their author from you all and this great community. Thanks for all your support these past few months, I look forward to a lively discourse
Anyone want to chime in?