I have just learned that the Prusa Mini will include a product called PrusaConnect, which is essentially a web-server built into the 3d printer. Now, this wouldn't be a big deal at all, but they have so far NOT implemented USB support. This means that Octoprint will not work without additional development (that Prusa will likely not contribute to). Furthermore, they have implemented a fuse that you have to physically break in order to flash custom firmware, which will make this new software difficult to remove.
I'm not against manufacturers doing their own thing, but this feels like an assault on our community, and an attempt to close down the printer's hardware/software and shut out competition. I am aware that the current source is 'Open' but they now have 'Closed' hardware, and have removed (or at best have not implemented) critical third party connectivity components.
I don't know about you, but OctoPrint was what led me to purchase my Prusa MK2, and I'm certain I'm not alone. If anyone feels the same, feel free to comment on their thread here, or on the official blog regarding PrusaConnect and the new 'Fuse' here.
Thanks you, and please make your voice heard!