Joined: 06 Jun 2006 Posts: 101 Location: Germany, Bensheim
Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:13 Post subject:
Buffalo wanted to have a dd-wrt version for their routers.
Since buffalo is a vendor, they are not interested in a "paid version", they know that the community behind dd-wrt is very good, and there is no plan to change that. (Basicly, that is why buffalo decided to go with us).
dd-wrt will stay open source.
The partnership will not affect the way dd-wrt is distributed, but this partnership gives us more time for development, so updates and newer version will come out earlier. While producing the buffalo version, we have heavily tested the v24 line, and you see the "output" on this in the RC4-Builds.
Another important thing to say is, that the "normal dd-wrt" is still the "main-line", so please don't worry. _________________ NewMedia-NET GmbH
Christian Scheele (CEO)
Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 14:27 Post subject: WHR-HP-G54DD
I see on the front page there's a pic of the box for a new Buffalo model: WHR-HP-G54DD. Is this just the same WHR-HP-G54 hardware with DD-WRT loaded onto it? Will we be seeing any other models pre-loaded with DD-WRT? Any idea of about when it's expected to hit retail channels?
The funny part will be government compliance. You'll probably still have to install mainline DD-WRT to overcome the power transmission limits. _________________ DD-WRT<--Have you contributed to DD-WRT yet?
The download section is still open. You had better get busy.
Think you might be overreacting a little here? A site admin just a few post ago spelled it out pretty clearly
dd-wrt will stay open source
This deal could not have been put together overnight, or a few months I would imagine. If the intention was to stop providing a free dd-wrt, dont you think we would have stopped seeing updates when the deal started looking good? I look at this as an opportunity for the developers to concentrate on the firmware and not worry about support. I say congrats and rock on _________________
Basically, that doesn't mean buffalo just 'bought' DD-wrt, but that buffalo will just buy some of their firmware from dd-wrt, if i understand correctly?
-more work for BS, as he'll have to work on specific versions for buffalo (skin, legal restriction on the xmit power, etc..)
-but Also more money, that means a better chance for the DD-wrt project to stay alive on the long term
-More visibility for the DD-wrt brand
-More visibility for Buffalo (who would have bought a buffalo router here if it wasn't for dd-wrt?)
-For us, the ability to run DD-wrt out-of-the-box and without having to blow the warranty of our purchase.
looks like a good news, overall..
Now we just have to wait for a Buffalo™ Brainslayer® edition router with lots of ram and stuff