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Besides the obvious "you get what you paid for" (i.e. cloud-based services ripping you off when they fall over), this seems to me to represent a unique opportunity for software vendors to take over the abandoned platform, and rejuvenate it with a non-cloud/locked-down firmware release.

Maybe there is an opportunity for a forward-thinking software group which strives for competence on these kinds of platforms, and is prepared to take over the abandoned customers? Sure seems like an opportunity to me ..




>Maybe there is an opportunity for a forward-thinking software group which strives for competence on these kinds of platforms, and is prepared to take over the abandoned customers?

Criminals tick all those boxes and love internet devices that have been neglected for some reason or another. Which has a worrying level of ironic that such `security` devices can turn to the dark side.




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