[Nut-upsdev] Gamatronic company
stuart at gathman.org
Wed Dec 18 19:00:43 UTC 2013
On 12/17/2013 08:43 PM, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> Before doing that you should try to make some kind of proposal.
> Basically you want to say how easy you think it would be to support your
> product. For example if your product speaks an interface language
> that is very similar to other products that are already supported, a
> developer can easily take an existing module and adapt it, without a
> lot of time and effort. If it's very radical then it will take more
> time to support.
> Obviously if you have a developer on staff who is familiar with the
> coding in NUT and who has the time, then your company can write the
> module and either contribute it to the project, or you can just offer
> it on your website for download. Although, it's best to contribute it
> since then in the future if another developer wants to change the
> module interface, he will have to do the work to change it in all of
> the modules that are distributed with NUT.
Usually, once the specs are public, there is some open source developer
who was trying to figure out how to (openly) interface to one at their
home or job, and will jump at the chance to do it right.
If that doesn't happen soon enough, offering a unit to play with works
wonders - especially if the unit is "home sized" (the $500 to $1000
price range for around 1000VA to 1500VA line interactive or better that
a geek would buy for a home or home office server). Hopefully the larger
commercial units speak the same protocol as the smaller ones.
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