April 19, 2024

After initially sending a stop and desist order to [Andre Basche] – the developer of a Haier hOn plugin for Residence Assistant – Haier Europe’s head of Model and IoT has now penned a way more amicable response, looking for to enter into dialogue searching for an answer for each events.

This newest improvement is detailed each within the ongoing GitHub issue, in addition to the Takedown FAQ and Timeline doc that [Andre] created to maintain monitor of the whole lot that’s occurring since we final checked in on the scenario. As issues stand, there may be hope that Haier Europe could relent, particularly as the corporate’s US division has proven no inclinations to hitch in on the unique C&D.

Within the confusion following the preliminary C&D announcement demanding the take-down of [Andre]’s hOn-related repositories, it was not clear to many which Haier was concerned. Because it seems, Haier Europe as a individually authorized entity apparently determined to go on this course alone, with Haier US distancing themselves from the difficulty. In that very same Reddit thread it’s famous that GE Home equipment (a part of Haier US) has had a neighborhood API accessible for years. This makes Haier Europe the odd one out, at the same time as they’re attempting some damage control now.

Amidst this whirlwind of developments, we hope that Haier Europe can certainly attain an amicable answer with the neighborhood, whether or not it’s continued API utilization, or the event of a neighborhood API.