[Discuss] Reactions to Defense Distributed?

Catarina Mota catarina at openmaterials.org
Thu Oct 31 17:48:37 UTC 2013

Thanks Ben, I did see that. Poor man, this totally sucks. I wonder what
prompted those raids in the first place.

Thanks Alicia, that's exactly what I was looking for! I'm writing about
technology agnosticism - that truly revolutionary technologies can be used
for many purposes, some we like, some we don't - the Internet is a great
example of that.

Excellent blog post Michael, thank you for sharing! It has a lot of the
information I was looking for. I'll also make sure to point people to it
next time the weapons question comes up.

On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 1:36 PM, Michael Weinberg <
mweinberg at publicknowledge.org> wrote:

> It may (or may not) be relevant to keep in mind the history that occurred
> before Cody's project.  The first 3D printed gun upload by HaveBlue was
> built upon work by the CNCGuns.com community.  This community, which was
> new to me but has been around for some time, had long made available files
> that could be downloaded, put into a machine, and turned into a (metal)
> gun.  So, while DD got a lot of attention, it raised a lot fewer
> policy/legal questions than initially appeared.
> Or at least that's what we have been telling all of the lawmakers that we
> met with since the first stories broke.
> For what it's worth, here<http://www.publicknowledge.org/blog/3d-printing-guns-and-dealing-new-uses>'s
> the blog post version of our messaging to lawmakers.  I know it isn't
> exactly what you are looking for, but it is a response that has resonated
> reasonably well with people who might try to regulate 3D printing.  So it
> might possibly be a helpful data point.
> -michael
> On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 1:06 PM, alicia <amgibb at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There's a hackaday article, which fits somewhat into those categories,
>> maybe more of a hacker community, but I think it's what you're getting at:
>> http://hackaday.com/2013/05/06/the-first-3d-printed-gun-has-been-fired-and-i-dont-care/
>> But that's the only one I can think of from the hacker/maker community.
>> My personal opinion is tech can be used for good and evil as cited by Technological
>> determinism <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_determinism> and Neil
>> Postman <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Postman>, which you've
>> probably already read :)
>> Alicia
>> On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 10:54 AM, Catarina Mota <catarinamfmota at gmail.com
>> > wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> I'm trying to take a deeper look at the open source, 3D printable
>>> weapons issue. Although I found many videos and articles about Defense
>>> Distributed, I haven't been able to find any comments or reactions from the
>>> open source / maker community. Does anyone know of any public reactions or
>>> comments on this topic?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Catarina
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