Deleted Current Cost protocol documents - UPDATED: Docs are back!

Update 5/1/2016: CurrentCost have kindly allowed me to put these docs back onto the GitHub wiki! The post below is just kept for posterity's sake...

I'm really sorry but I'm afraid I've had to remove the Current Cost protocol details from the GitHub wiki for my rfm_edf_ecomanager project.

Current Cost got in touch a little while ago. (My blog had showed up on one of their Google Alerts). They were very friendly and were genuinely interested in the work I had been doing. But they did request that I delete two wiki pages which describe the workings of the Current Cost protocols (reverse engineered by a group of us). So I have deleted those two pages.

The open-source advocate in me did consider defiantly keeping the documentation online. But I think the pragmatic, diplomatic and polite option is to comply with Current Cost's wishes. To start with, they have been very friendly (they haven't served me with a formal take-down notice or anything like that). And the smart metering world appears to be quite small so it would be a big mistake to annoy one of the major players! To be honest, I'm somewhat relieved that we're allowed to keep the code online.

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This is a pity. If enthusiasts can reverse engineer the CC protocol then most any serious competitor could do likewise. As you say, the code is still out there (thanks for sharing).

Anyway, great to read of you integrating all those IAMs - keep up the good work!

Cheers,
Derek.

Hi Derek,

Thanks loads for the comment.

I agree, it is a pity that CC asked us to take down the protocol docs. I think it's a loss for everyone.

Thanks, Jack

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