Proposal: Digital Fabrication
Note: Now we are in Commitment, this questiuon has been superceded by NEW! Vote for the Name of this Proposal. NOW!
Please answer in the following form:
- A Suggestion section with a name suitable for this proposal.
- A Domain section suggesting a suitable domain name (e.g.
- A Pros section detailing what makes this a good name.
- A Cons section detailing why this might not be a suitable name.
Voting on suggestions
Since everyone can vote on on any number of answers, this is a form of approval voting where you cannot vote for your own suggestion.
As such I would also suggest that everyone votes up all suggestions which you approve of, vote down all suggestions which you disapprove of and leave suggestions which you neither approve nor disapprove with no vote.
Sadly there will be a strong bias towards older answers, but I will try to take this into account.
When I created this proposal, I just named it the same as the old proposal but some people have suggested (here and here) that we might get more traction with this proposal if we consider a different name.
To prevent How can we make the new Personal Manufacturing proposal better for the reboot? being taken over by this issue, I would suggest that we try to enumerate the possibilities and detail their advantages and disadvantages here.
The possible names so far include Personal Manufacturing, Desktop Manufacturing, Making Things, Desktop Robots & Maker Community, while for reference, “Personal Manufacturing” or “Desktop Manufacturing”? details the decision taken during the last proposal.
In July 2012 I changed the name of this proposal to Digital Fabrication given the votes here and my own preference.
Since the scope of this proposal has changed substantially since I asked this question there has been a suggestion that it still might not be right, I have edited all of the questions here, giving people the opportunity to change or remove their vote from any name suggestion and vote for any proposal.