12/05/2018 (Wed) 20:50:43
As far as I know, there are not really any standardizations in place for DIY laptops, especially regarding the chase, and that is the main problem as far as I can tell.
Industry is not going to develop it on its own.
They are not going to create any standardized modules and they are not going to create a standardized chase.
That would invite competition from smaller companies that would be able to make specific components and modules cheaper and better than the crap they sell us now and they would loose a lot of market from doing so.
They want to be able to regain their initial investment by selling you a complete pile of shit craptop with planned obsolesence and bloatware and spyware from their partners all included in one fancy looking expensive package.
It is up to someone to make a series of standardized module laptop chases.
As i see it there are 2 possibilities:
This would have to be done together with a lot of smaller specialized companies that would be willing to make modules pertaining to such a standard.
A standard that is public domain and can not be patented and therefore invites competition.
That is why noone has done it. Because it invites competition. You will lose your initial investment because somone else will 3D print that chase better and cheaper than yours fairly quickly.
So I don't think any companies initially would be willing to develop modules pertaining to a public domain standard laptop chase because they loose the whole "contract element" in the developing phase of the deal.
They don't want to risk their initial investment, and that is the core of the problem.
I think if it should be done, it should be done with smaller companies and the standard should be under contract to be released to public domain after 2 or 3 years or so, such that the companies that create the specific components won't lose their initial investment before the patent is released.
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