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[News] Western Digital Goes with Free Software

  • Subject: [News] Western Digital Goes with Free Software
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 06 Dec 2009 12:52:37 +0000
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Open source helps Western Digital prioritize product features

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| Thanks to open source freedom, Western 
| Digital's MyBook World Edition is a better 
| choice than Apple Time Capsule for home 
| backup


Open Solutions Alliance and OW2 by N. HALSEY Jaspersoft

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| The Open Solutions Alliance (OSA), based in 
| California with commercial and end-user 
| members in the United States and Europe, was 
| created to drive the adoption of open source 
| applications in enterprises and the 
| collaboration between commercial open source 
| vendors to enhance and increase the 
| interoperability of open source solutions. 



Western Digital's 'crippleware': Some lessons from history

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| We published shortly before Christmas 2000, and a fascinating and fairly 
| nerve shredding few days followed. There was no anti-DRM lobby at the time: 
| no P2P bloggers to hound the manufacturers. But understanding this one 
| required learning some obscure technical procedures, and a little about 
| standards committee politics.    
| [...]
| This brings us to the second difference from the turn of the decade - and 
| it's slightly more positive. Technological restriction mechanisms such as DRM 
| are, more often than not, bad for business.  
| [...]
| Yet even if Microsoft implements driver-level support for External Path 
| protection (as it has for "Secure Audio Path") - will there be any takers? 
| I doubt it. DRM is falling away from music as sound recordings owners begin 
| to realise they need radically more attractive offerings to compete with the 
| unstoppable tide of free music. No technology force majeure will step in to 
| save rights holders today.   


Western Digital DRM'd Hard Drive Won't Let You Share MP3, DivX ... Or Impulse

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| The manual's appendix and online support site provide setup instructions for 
| SAMBA, allowing access over IP instead of with the DRM-infested and 
| poorly-reviewed client app, elsewhere claimed to be "required."  
| MOAR! Samba not enough? Gut the firmware and install made-to-measure Linux: 
| An entire community of folks is here to help you hack your MyBook: 
| mybookworld.wikidot.com.   


Seagate snubs Linux

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| As our reader points out this is a, "fairly shit idea perfectly 
| implemented, " unfortunately while Windows can handle it, Linux and Mac's 
| can't cope.  
| There are a few work-arounds but Seagate Tech Support says they do not know 
| what they are. Instead they are telling man plus dog that their latest drives 
| do not support Linux.  

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