[hackerspaces] Idea: things.hackerspaces.org now that Thingiverse is not ok anymore

Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Sun Sep 23 22:05:41 CEST 2012

It's been my experience that legalese is not always clear to the
untrained eye.  It may be written in english looking words, but it's
parser is vastly different from the one we use when talking to each

I'd love to see some interpretations of what the wording is intended
to do, and how it is interpreted by others inside of the legal
profession.  I really don't trust the interpretations of anyone who is
not well versed in this stuff.  May as well be asking joe on the
street what his opinion of the global interpreter lock is.

On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 1:02 PM, Walter van Holst <walter at revspace.nl> wrote:
> On 2012-09-23 19:04, bre pettis wrote:
>> Hey folks, having started NYCResistor, I'm on this list too!
> I know, it is not like I want to talk behind your back.
>> The terms are not bad, they are just written by a lawyer. I'm working
>> with the lawyers to make them much more readable so folks don't freak
>> out anymore than they already have.
> You've stated that before in your blog and it does nothing to me to clear up
> the situation. It is no explanation, just a 'bear with us, we apologise for
> any inconvenience'. Which is a shame really, given the terrific effort
> you've put in all this.
> The things you could do _now_ are:
> - State unequivocally that it was never the intent for MakerBot Industries
> to acquire more rights for itself than the creator of a thing was granting
> to the general public;
> - Ask your lawyer why this particular subject needs to be covered to begin
> with since the license options all grant Makerbot Industries the rights to
> use, transmit etc. already.
> Regards,
>  Walter
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