I’ve ummed and ahhed about posting something like this but just wanted to hear about others’ thoughts and experiences. Or, even better, suggestions for making it work better!
I’ve been involved in open source since the late 80s (GNU, minix, etc). I’ve really noticed a change in attitudes lately. I’ve personally benefitted so much from open software and hardware designs (especially Emilie’s, TiNRS’, o_c, etc) for making my own steps into hardware synths that I obviously wanted to share my stuff. I’ve been really shocked that some things (eg the smt benjolin that Rob kindly gave permission for me to share non-commercialky) are being sold or other modules are being made and sold commercially…
I’ve also been really shocked that, instead of taking designs and adapting them, or feeding back errors and suggestions, I seem to be deluged with complaints that a part is out of stock at mouser and asking for an alternative resistor etc etc… I think this has surprised and shocked me the most tbh!
It’s really sad, but the amount of support this requires is genuinely making me wonder if it’s worth posting any more.
I just feel really sad that this is what it feels like it has come to! Maybe I’m just whinging, but I dont know how Emilie has put up with it!