The changes droids undergo are the result of an organic Maker. Even if other droids are responsible, the work of those droids can be traced back to an organic Maker. True, droids can act as a maker for other droids. However, the chain of droids making other droids can always be traced back to an original organic Maker. When the droids say "Thank the Maker," they are referring to an original organic Maker. Really, do you say? Is it semantics? Can droids give birth to children? Can droids be designed to have DNA from parents? Why would human beings go through the trouble of designing robots to have DNA and give birth to children? The snippet you refer to is a key snippet. Can we define a soul? Define will? Define consciousness? How can we imbue these things to a robot if we cannot define them in the first place?