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SparkFun will be closed May 25, 2015 for Memorial Day. Orders placed after 2pm on Friday the 22nd will ship out on Tuesday. Thanks!

Hobot

Member Since: September 29, 2009

Country: United States

  • I think the OSI is being unfairly represented in this post and, as such, I believe Sparkfun and OSHWA are being needlessly aggressive by making the issue public in this manner.

    I was all set to viscerally defend Sparkfun, but then I read the discussion at OSHWA and realized the matter is much more nuanced and benign than I had originally understood it to be.

    Sparkfun needs to be careful and show much more restraint when making matters like these public; it has a large and very loyal following that can be easily whipped up into frenzy. People tend to make knee jerk reactions when they feel something they like is under attack, and quickly go on the offensive. Somebody needs to make a PSA called “When Online Communities Attack,” because it’s a scary thing.

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