> Since you seem to be advocating open-source for AI, why
> not an open-source movement for nanotech development as well?
Why advocating for anything when you can simply do it? OpenSource chemical modellers are plentiful, and computer hardware both powerful and cheap.
Don't bother about bootstrap, explore the design space instead, way before such designs are implementable.
> The advantages seem to heavily outweight the alternative of leaving
> it soley to competive yet highly secretive governements or
> corporations. This would seem to level the playing field and minimize
> said risks of nanotech preceding SI. What do you think?