Originally Posted by MississippiMan
There seems to be a very off-base idea of what has happened recently, and the end results of such. Rumors and assumptions that are being adressed are wrong.
Just to be clear, I am not "banned' from contributing to "any" thread, this one included. This is as "per Alan" via a recent PM and not my own ascertation, so let's not continue to belabor the issue, OK? I would not make the statement if not true.
And to be clearer, in no way do I, or have I ever discouraged the effort of anybody, or a collective group from exploring alternative methods or materials in the quest for the better/best DIY Screen possible. Ambient Light capable or otherwise.
Only that the reconigition of prior efforts that were/are particularly unique should be observed.
A big issue with Alan is the continued requests that discussions of "Patents" keep being made. Everyone knows I've been trying to discourage such, but even so, reports to Alan have included complaints to the contrary, primarily for the reason to stir up more trouble....unjustifiably. I will be making even more of a concerted effort to avoid the mention of such. Requests for clarification of my stance on this should be "emailed' to me, for even the use of PM's seems to not be truely what can be construed as "private"Another bigger issue are the calls from some for him to dismiss himself from involvement in the DIY Forum because of a recent approval of the DIY SMX and it's own commercialising. I can see where such as that would PO him off, and no one can point to me as ever stating that such should be the case. yet once again, I was blamed for advocating exactly that. Instead, I pointed out that it was indeed a good thing for him to recconigize that something good can and does come from the DIY Screen Forums. Where the other stuff came from I don't know.
I hope to soon resolve all the issues that seem to be outstanding with Alan, and it would be hoped that no one would excercise any effort to thawart such. Let Alan decide if I merit any punitive action. I beleive that from the past, none of you should doubt that he will do what he thinks is the best for the forum.
Back on Topic...of a sort.
Everyone has available choices...., to try to find available paints/pigments that do the same job as what BF is currently doing and do so for the benifit of DIY'er alone
, or come up with an entirely different approach to the issue.
My error was assuming that most/some would recongize that by everyone having the prior knowledge of BF having precidence, and that while enlisting the efforts of Commercial Paint companies to help provide assistance, that they perhaps encourage them by doing so to produce another similar product by stating they are welcome to use the knowledge posted on the DIY Forum is contrary to the established norms that govern such things. Everyone on this thread has prior knowledge of the past, and that knowledge should govern thier actions in the present and future. That doesn't mean stop doing the excellent work here on this thread,
it's just a request that such work be identified as for the use of DIY'ers ONLY, if it indeed concerns the subject of Ambient Light Screens developed through the use of "paints and/or pigments". Am I wrong to suggest such? Hardly.
To suggest that business entities are free to take such publically related info and do with it as they wish is wrong if it in any way is in conflict with already published info that contained any notification of prior rights. We did that some time ago.
If anybody comes up with any different approach not involving paints or pigments, then of course they are free to give it away at thier discretion.
It's very difficult for me to understand why some feel I have no interest in DIY mandates anymore. I hope that everyone who matters will see that I'm not an adverse influance, nor determined to stymie any
DIY effort. I only ask that some common decency and respect for the prior efforts made be shown, and that enthusiasium doesn't get the better of keeping the broader picture in mind.Please.
Keep up the good work. Qualify your efforts as being for the DIY'ers' benifit. Please do not spite us/me by making statements that you hope that if any Mfg. can use the info on this thread to thier advantage, and that they are free to do so. That's just not true if it involves properties enherent to BF. Never in the history of DIY has such a 'offer' been made, instead it was always clear that "published" info on DIY was STRICTLY for the benefit of DIY'ers. That such a statement has now been made and advocated as being true doesn't speak of any charity towards the various business entities that might avail themselves of such, but rather as an attempt to throw sand in the eyes of those who fortunately got there first with a unique idea. I know that for the most of you, your all "bigger than that" than to be so inclined to be spiteful. But as for anything else anyone 'developes", of course the latter does not apply.
I've sent a copy of this via PM to Alan, as I am doing with all such missives untill we have our private conversation soon to discuss every issue outstanding on the table....or under it. hopefully, no one will read into this post anything more than what it contains. and as stated in the title, this post will be deleted tomorrow as promised so that the effort on this thread will not suffer any examples of "explanations" or Rebuttals.