[lug] Backup

Bear Giles bgiles at coyotesong.com
Wed Dec 28 00:18:15 MST 2005

Bear Giles wrote:

> This might be a case where it makes more sense to commodify it.  Wouldbe 
> hackers can set up their own toolchain and everything, but everyone else 
> can pay a modest premium and get something ready to use.

P.S., you could still make the flash image freely available or under a 
mixed personal/commercial license.  (The FOSS components would be free, 
of course, but there would be a lot of custom scripts.)

But if you tell most people that the first thing they need to do is void 
their warranty and spend even a few hours flashing the NAS -- something 
that could leave the device unusable if it's done incorrectly?  Forget 
it.  A $20 surcharge for a working system is a bargain.


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