Congratulations on the partnership w/Buffalo!

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wygamail
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 18:01    Post subject: Congratulations on the partnership w/Buffalo! Reply with quote
Congratulations to BrainSlayer, Eko and everyone else and the business end of NewMedia-NET GmbH on the new agreement with Buffalo! :shock:

http://www.dd-wrt.com/press_release.pdf

It sounds to me like Buffalo buyers will soon find firmware based on DD-WRT from the factory. Sound good to me!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 23:01    Post subject: Reply with quote
This is a smart decision of Buffalo. Everything to gain- fan base, new converts, enthusiasts, etc.. Smaller companies have smarter and more innovative CEOs.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:28    Post subject: Reply with quote
This nice, but I do wonder if Buffalo will get to a point they want DD-WRT as a paid firmware for everyone. Sounds paranoid I know, but a company is a company.

Will this partnership affect the way DD-WRT is distributed now?
I would sure hate to see such a nice firmware ruined by big company politics.

Thanks for all your hard work that helps so many of us out here.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 7:13    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hello ppcrusa,

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.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 14:27    Post subject: WHR-HP-G54DD Reply with quote
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?

BTW: Congrats guys. Well deserved.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 15:25    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sooner or later DD-WRT will end up as a closed commercial product. Believe me!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 15:46    Post subject: Reply with quote
confused_user wrote:
Sooner or later DD-WRT will end up as a closed commercial product.

It just did. Look at the announcement on the front page. Congrats DD !

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 18:31    Post subject: Reply with quote
The funny part will be government compliance. You'll probably still have to install mainline DD-WRT to overcome the power transmission limits. Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 19:20    Post subject: Reply with quote
it means not a good sign!
we don't want to see DD-WRT becomes Buffalo specific!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 22:07    Post subject: Reply with quote
cgigate wrote:
..we don't want to see DD-WRT becomes Buffalo specific!
The download section is still open. You had better get busy.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:24    Post subject: Reply with quote
GeeTek wrote:
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

chris wrote:
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

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:58    Post subject: Reply with quote
it might be good for BrainSlayer and bad for all
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:50    Post subject: Reply with quote
cgigate wrote:
it might be good for BrainSlayer and bad for all

But Niggah, that's OK !!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2007 16:37    Post subject: Reply with quote
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?

so:
-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 Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 21:00    Post subject: Reply with quote
i really don't understand some comments here, but i am open for questions.

Feel free to ask me personally.

One thing: We are moving our servers theses days, the www-server is already moved.

The svn server is moved this night, so svn will be offline for the next couple of hours.

THAT DOES NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH OUR NEW PARTNERSHIP!
(hopefully the sentence above is clear?)

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