Reading about MakerBot and how they started out using open source, but then felt they could no longer do open source in order to stay competitive. "If we hadn't changed course, it would have destroyed the company. So we stopped sharing our designs. Everybody who had a business in the open-source community was like, "Of course, you have to do this," but to the super-open-source folks, we were cast out of heaven. That was a stressful, painful decision, but, in the end, it allowed us to continue to innovate. For me, the big mission has always been to make 3-D printing accessible to everyone. That's the important thing," said founder Bre Pettis.
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