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    Phoronix: Company Promises Source-Code If They Fail

    A relatively new product to hit the hardware scene is Pogoplug, which is a little device that can connect to a USB 2.0 hard drive and an Ethernet connection, and then instantly makes the drive an Internet-accessible storage device. After connecting the device to an Internet connection and USB storage medium, simply go to the Pogoplug web-site and you can securely access your data. While this is nice for making it an OS-neutral environment in which you can access your data (they also have an open API), there is no program at this time you can run on a computer to mount the remote storage device...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzI2MA

  • #2
    Business FAIL

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    • #3
      Total Fail, that is one of the most moronic things I've ever heard. If my brain fails I'll buy a pogoplug.

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      • #4
        so where'd sheevaplug go?

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        • #5
          Sheevaplug is over here. The full dev kit is the same price as this binary blob thing too, according to google, but I couldn't be bothered trying to find out how to order one.

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          • #6
            if i fail at life imma give away my body

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            • #7
              Such a retarded idea! I hope they will fail and then no one will care about their code.

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              • #8
                Wow, you guys are nice. Sort of...

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                • #9
                  so, until they fail I'd be stuck with a device that handles my private data, but somehow needs to communicate to their servers, in an undocumented, uncontrollable way?

                  Thanks, I'll pass.

                  They're trying to both "protect" their source AND satisfy those concerned about freedom and open platforms. Won't work.

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                  • #10
                    I don't think they're trying to court OSS at all. Just a guarantee that you can get your stuff back and move on.

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                    • #11
                      Fail company is fail.

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                      • #12
                        Have they failed yet? I wanted to check out the code..

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                        • #13
                          do they have investors? if they do i wana know der names so i can create a totally retarded company and ask them to buy shares.

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                          • #14
                            It's a stupid statement. Their trying to get linux customers, but in the wrong way. If we buy their product, they won't go out of business. If they go out of business, their product won't be availble for purchase!
                            Maybe it would be smarter if they said that they'll release documentation for obsolete products or something, or better yet just released the code and hoped for the best. Alternatively, they could have just not brought up code altogether, and say they provide excellent linux support.

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                            • #15
                              Well basically they offer just something standard, a very simple NAS drive with a special apps that allows remote access. I don't think the world needs a new remote access way - especially not via a corporate server for client data access. Of course they tunnel that way any firewall, but there are better solutions out there - especially when you are able to create portforwards in your router.

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