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Over at, Ruth Suehle reports on the Open Hardware Summit, which was recently held in New York. At the summit, the Open Source Hardware Association was officially launched and various ideas about open hardware business strategies were discussed. "Many in the audience were waiting for the afternoon session that included Bre Pettis, co-founder and CEO of MakerBot, creators of a popular open source 3D printer. Earlier in the week, the company announced its latest product, the Replicator 2 3D printer. At the same time, Pettis announced to much controversy, 'For the Replicator 2, we will not share the way the physical machine is designed or our GUI because we don’t think carbon-copy cloning is acceptable and carbon-copy clones undermine our ability to pay people to do development.'"