We want to run our business on a set of specific moral principles...
1. Using Freedom Respecting and Open Source software. We think that you should have the right to:
- Choose and change how your computer does its computing.
- Let others change how your computer does its computing.
- Share your changes so that other people can benefit from them.
- See exactly how our software works. We won't ask you to trust us blindly, you can read our source code and see for yourself!
"I see software patents as a very sad anomaly, especially the way they are being used in this day and age. I'm not saying that I disagree with patents entirely, or that I won't ever use them. I'm saying that I wish the whole situation was different... More focused on really encouraging innovation instead of stifling it in the name of profit. I think that patents can be a useful tool, however they should not be allowed to exist for 20 years. That's not in the best interest of innovation, that's in the best interest of maximum profit for corporations. I also find it rather disturbing that our legal system allows one person to sue another person simply for acting on some thoughts that they genuinely had on their own, wrote down in code, and implemented."
- Rylan Grayston - Inventor of the Peachy Printer
Below are screenshots of posts that Rylan has made on the internet.
2. Being outspoken and informative about the political ramifications of 3D printing technology.
3D printing is one of three technological answers to the magic wand... If you wave your mouse around just right, real things come out of a box on your desk. It's easy to see this as a political issue. Simply ask yourself, would a suppressive government pass out magic wands to its people? If you think the answer is a simple no, you're gravely mistaken.
We need to be vigilant especially when it comes to the software that runs our printers. What's far more dangerous than 3D printing a gun? Software
that reports it to the government (or any central place) every time you do so! It's important that we inform people of their right to privacy, for a society that doesn't such rights is in grave danger!
Here are some examples of situations that can be avoided by using freedom respecting software and keeping your data private:
- Someone prints an object that looks like drug paraphernalia, the authorities are alerted carry out a drug raid on their home.
- Someone in Russia prints an object that resembles a sex toy and is accused of being a homosexual.
- Someone prints a bunch of flags for their war figurines and is accused of being associated with a terrorist group.
You wouldn't allow any entity to put a camera in your work shop so they could keep track of everything you make, right? We deserve to have the same privacy when 3D printing in our homes.
"Technology has immense effects on "free societies". I feel that in the same way the paper printer, the personal computer, and the internet have brought liberty to people that were once drowned out by the printing press and TV, so can 3D printing liberate our material lives from the mass production assembly lines. Many debate the validity of such an idea, I say it is as valid as we are creative."
- Rylan Grayston
3. Informing customers of safe practices when using our product and providing proper safety equipment. To accomplish this we plan to:
- Ship laser safety glasses with every printer.
- Ship gloves with each resin package.
- Recommend ventilation requirements.
- Write very informative labels.
- Provide material data sheets.
- Provide best practice instructions.