now as I finally set up Obico with a self-hosted Obico server I can't shake the impression that - after Obico appropriated the spaghetti-detective - their major directive is to get users online and connected to their platform to "control your printer from everywhere".
Even with local set-up obico-server and linked local printer the plugin compels the user to set up an online-obico-account!!
Why the hell should anyone want that? Octoprint already allows lots of NOT cloud hosted remote control possibilities (i.ex. via VPN ...). And after all: what has the original "spaghetti-detectives - failure detection function" to do with the bag full of obico additional remote control features that duplicate octoprint features ??
Can anyone please contradict my presumption? Did I get sth wrong? Or am I right?
so now that I have calmed down a little I would like to get rid of something.
I am as concerned about open source community-based programming as I am about freeing IoT devices from their "cloud chains" (e.g. Xiaomi and many others).
I am VERY grateful to all the people like Gina and the rest of you for all the work you do and support them where I can even though I don't know anything about programming myself but am just a huge fan of the open source idea.
That's why I don't understand why such a successful model like Octoprint or the Spghetti Detective are being brought back in this direction.
And it's not about offering a cloud solution in addition, but it's not clear to me why the plugin until the end - even after successful setup and link to Octoprint - still asks for the creation of an Obico online account just as if it was also necessary for a local setup.
But as I said: I would be happy if I am wrong... Anyone?