Wow, do we all get excited now?

Story: Company Promises Source-Code If They FailTotal Replies: 4
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May 13, 2009
4:07 AM EDT
big deal, lets make sure they fail, then.

May 13, 2009
4:30 AM EDT
It's a bizarre thing for a company to announce.

May 13, 2009
6:41 AM EDT
I can only conclude one thing. They are a proprietary cloud services company, who just want to flaunt some open source feathers, but is unwilling to run the risk of community competition.

Their promise simply says that they want to keep everything to themselves for profit and only if their products prove to be non-viable/worthless, they will share the blue prints.

I'm supposed to get all warm and fuzzy over the promise of worthless blue prints?

May 13, 2009
7:02 AM EDT
LOL, this thing is guaranteed to tank because your data are stored on a USB hard drive connected to Pogoplug, but you can't access them when Popoplug's servers are not available. Just remember this the next time you catch yourself thinking "But businesspeople are smart!"

Another phun phact-- not one word about encryption, even though this device is for accessing your files over the Internet.

May 13, 2009
7:15 AM EDT
Hmm, here are some more nuggets:

Quoting:Pogoplug effectively creates a vpn into your hard drive that is very secure. Web access is over ssl, including initial email address/password authentication.

Pogoplug runs with Linux and the full open source for the kernel, glibc, busybox, u-boot, and other user-mode processes will be available linked from our developer section.

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