[Discuss] New reading group: solid modelling CAD (toward FOSS meche CAD)

Bryan Bishop kanzure at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 22:09:52 UTC 2015

On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 4:26 PM, Nancy Ouyang <nancy.ouyang at gmail.com>

> Proposed time is 6pm EST Sundays over google hangouts (and possibly
> simultaneously in person in Camberville, MA), totally open to other times.

Why both a mailing list and video chat? How about email only? Cuts
participation cost by like 50% at least, although arguably email is way
faster than serial video communication. Ever since the OpenWorm group moved
to Google Hangouts their participation plummeted- they had a really active
IRC channel but they moved off of that. Instead of receiving asynchronous
readable updates, their members had to then watch very long low-bandwidth
videos, which even fewer individuals have time for. There's also a
(comparatively!) large community in for example #brlcad on irc.freenode.net
(25/day) that works on CSG, and #openscad (80/day) as well. But for solid
modeling I usually point others to http://solvespace.com/ or
https://github.com/pboyer/verb rather than openscad these days..

- Bryan
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