No, I never really read it. Looks like I need to. I don’t really mind selling, just not to a concern that doesn’t care.
To me that would be like giving up a child for adoption and not caring if it was sold to the circus!
Yes, of all the things I hear in Dan’s voice in my head, the title of the chapter: Of course this company’s for sale. But I’m ok with that. It’s how things work. I’d say whatever happens, version 1.0 will be usable for a long time!
Well, that and “you don’t understand, I have a laser!”
Assuming the firmware is released as promised. While I think commitments made about the promised featureset being free forever are binding, companies that acquire other companies can always structure the deal so that it isn’t binding to them. So having that firmware in hand is pretty critical for my personal comfort level.
Glowforge is about to recognize $27M or so in revenue over the course of a couple months, with more coming in as positive reviews are put out. They may be a ripe target for acquisition by a bigger player (Stratasys, Formlabs, 3DS come to mind.)
I think it would end up being impossible to clean out the mess from a CNC operation. The best use case I’ve been able to think of is a vacuum pick-and-place head that can also lay down circuit traces and dabs of solder, then use the laser to do the soldering and cut out the board.
Correct. We really should consider the very real possibility that at some point in the future the GF cloud will go away and we’ll be bricked. But we shouldn’t freak because an open source effort could easily be mounted to keep the hardware going - probably using a 3rd party hardware controller and bypassing the whole firmware need.