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troubleshooting [2018/06/22 22:06]
arthur [Somebody refused to help me because my board is a MKS, what's that all about ?]
troubleshooting [2018/06/22 22:13] (current)
arthur [What is wrong with MKS ?]
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 MKS ( or azsmz for that matter ) is a company that takes that work, and instead of contributing to it like everybody else, uses it all without respecting the work of the contributors or contributing themselves in the slightest. They don't respect the license of the documentation,​ they don't release their work as open-source despite it being obviously derived from open-source work. They wouldn'​t exist without the work of the smoothie community and act as if they had created all this themselves. MKS ( or azsmz for that matter ) is a company that takes that work, and instead of contributing to it like everybody else, uses it all without respecting the work of the contributors or contributing themselves in the slightest. They don't respect the license of the documentation,​ they don't release their work as open-source despite it being obviously derived from open-source work. They wouldn'​t exist without the work of the smoothie community and act as if they had created all this themselves.
-They also take sales away from open-source companies, and by doing so, severely restrict the means available to push the development of the project forward ( most companies selling *open-source* smoothie-compatible boards, actually contribute to the firmware in terms of time or money. MKS does not ).+They also take sales away from open-source companies, and by doing so, severely restrict the means available to push the development of the project forward ( most companies selling ​**open-source** smoothie-compatible boards, actually contribute to the firmware in terms of time or money. MKS does not ).
  
 MKS is considered a cancer, a parasite to the Smoothie project. MKS is considered a cancer, a parasite to the Smoothie project.
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 Before asking the Smoothie community for help, ask MKS for help.  Before asking the Smoothie community for help, ask MKS for help. 
-This is not a refusal to help. We only require that you ask MKS for help *first*. Then if MKS is not able to help you, you can ask the smoothie community, and it is possible that some members will want to help you. +This is not a refusal to help. We only require that you ask MKS for help **first**. Then if MKS is not able to help you, you can ask the smoothie community, and it is possible that some members will want to help you. 
-Again : our policy is not to refuse to help MKS users, but to require that you ask MKS for help *first*.+Again : our policy is not to refuse to help MKS users, but to require that you ask MKS for help **first**.
 If MKS is able to help you, that's great. If they are not able to help you ( which is likely, they are known for being very incompetent ), then you can ask the Smoothie community for help. If MKS is able to help you, that's great. If they are not able to help you ( which is likely, they are known for being very incompetent ), then you can ask the Smoothie community for help.
  
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 * They are not tested before shipping to you, and MKS has been shown to be incredibly dishonnest in handling return/​replacement requests ( in one case a year ago the MKS answer was : « please don't ask for a return or my boss will fire me » ). * They are not tested before shipping to you, and MKS has been shown to be incredibly dishonnest in handling return/​replacement requests ( in one case a year ago the MKS answer was : « please don't ask for a return or my boss will fire me » ).
  
-There is a *huge* difference in the number of problems for MKS boards compared to normal boards, and it's unfair that the Smoothie community would have to deal with MKS' choice to make bad boards.+There is a **huge** difference in the number of problems for MKS boards compared to normal boards ​( meaning MKS boards have much much more problems ), and it's unfair that the Smoothie community would have to deal with MKS' choice to make bad boards.
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