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[ox-en] robotics

Hi Rich

On 6 Mar 2003, Rich Walker wrote:

Rich Walker <rw> wrote:
[Background: I'm technical director of a small company. I'm also quite
passionate about things like GPL'd software, and I'm annoyed I have to
describe it as Open Source to lots of people - in fact, like mentioning
the Great Architect or the Invisible College served in a past age, I use
GPL as one of those "check the background" things to run past people]


I had a look at your website and was curious: as someone
passionate about the gpl you must have had discussions about open-sourcing
the designs and design process for robots. The philosophy page says your
target is eventually to be able to produce useful robots anyone can 
afford. Yet looking for details of the robots there are statements like 
'we cant say much about how this works because we're applying for 
patents'. It seems contradictory, but I guess you must have looked at
a more open design process as a route and decided it wouldn't work - I
wondered why? Would it would have made it impossible to raise funding? Or?



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