Jeremy Zilar is the Content Strategist and Blog Specialist at The New York Times where he has overseen the launch of over 200+ blogs and real-time news publishing.
I am sure Canon knows about the C.H.D.K. project, they just don’t know how to deal with a community modifying the products they make – or that is the message I get when they declined to comment in this article in the Times.
Canon did not want to comment directly upon the C.H.D.K. project or whether it could harm the camera, saying only that untested software might “damage Canon equipment.”
It would have been a great move on their part to comment favorably to some degree on the innovations that were made here. It would also be relatively cheap for them to start up a blog about working with Canon technology, but they don’t even have to go that far. Mere acknowledgment is all that is needed.