I come back to this thought a lot.
We’re in a community that essentially started on the technology that’s the same as MG. It would make sense. Modular is a form that anyone can learn by reading and joining in conversations on the internet. There’s marketplaces for all the materials necessary and sometimes in bundles as in the kits. When a modular case is being planned there’s MG to aid and it’s a community as well. Kosmo would be benefited from simply knowing where is the optimal place to put everything in the wooden racks and screw them into the ideal spots.
When I thought of how a format goes on I looked if other formats have made it on MG. I didn’t even find any mention first. It confused me looking up this very topic. I stumbled upon something with AE. They’ve talked with MG and apparently they found there wasn’t interest from them. Why? I’m actually not sure but I’d bet the answer was money and getting stores interested in carrying AE.
However if you asked me it’s right and Kosmo should be in MG. Kosmo grew fast and people are learning of the format everywhere. I think it’s time will come. Maybe some popular modular maker will make Kosmo for stores to carry. I want to brand my own modules at the right time. I’m not sure if I’ll sell them or put the PCB images out. Kosmo was and is still growing beyond the LMNC modules almost all through the release of PCB images which I’m hoping brings the format more attention. I guess it’s kind of radical to give something away but that can spawn a lot of growth. Even LMNC has stripboard layouts which is like giving something for free. I believe beyond the need to see the money maybe one day MG will turn to seeing Kosmo as being a big thing. Has MG spoken yet on this? What’s their motivation to move onto Kosmo?
-Fumu / Esopus