Windows Driver Developer's Digest (WD-3.com) Temporarily Down

Many of you know Walter Oney - a respected Windows driver developer and the
author of “Programming the Microsoft Windows Driver Model” and other
publications. What you may not know is that in addition to being an
excellent author and teacher, Walter is a practicing lawyer in the state of
Massachusetts.

Over the last year or so Walter has focused most of his attention on his law
practice.

Walter was also the key person responsible for creation of the Windows
Driver Developer’s Digest or “WD-3”. Many excellent articles and whitepapers
were published on WD-3.com.

Since Walter is no longer heavily involved in the Windows driver development
community the WD-3 website has been totally inactive and has recently
dropped off the net.

The excellent papers published on WD-3.com have been helpful to many new
driver developers. I think that at the least the material that was published
there should remain available.

So I have worked with Walter to renew the WD-3.com domain name and fetch the
WD-3.com website material. I will bring this site back up basically as it
was before the domain name expired. Hopefully this material will be of use
to the community.

I may “tweak” some of the site obsolete material (e.g., references to
previous years events and such).

However, I don’t know whether it makes sense to “breath life” back into the
site. I’m open to hearing from those who have contributed to WD-3 in the
past on their thoughts…

WD-3 will be back online in a few days. Bear with me, since I am not a
professional website administrator and DNS records take a while to sort
themselves out.

Regards,

Thomas F. Divine, Windows DDK MVP

Thomas,

There is indeed some very useful info contained within that site -
thanks for taking the initiative to bring it back online. In the mean time,
this sites content can still be viewed @
http://web.archive.org/web/20040527093531/www.wd-3.com/

M.

Thomas F. Divine wrote:

Many of you know Walter Oney - a respected Windows driver developer
and the author of “Programming the Microsoft Windows Driver Model” and
other publications. What you may not know is that in addition to being
an excellent author and teacher, Walter is a practicing lawyer in the
state of Massachusetts.

Over the last year or so Walter has focused most of his attention on
his law practice.

Walter was also the key person responsible for creation of the Windows
Driver Developer’s Digest or “WD-3”. Many excellent articles and
whitepapers were published on WD-3.com.

Since Walter is no longer heavily involved in the Windows driver
development community the WD-3 website has been totally inactive and
has recently dropped off the net.

The excellent papers published on WD-3.com have been helpful to many
new driver developers. I think that at the least the material that was
published there should remain available.

So I have worked with Walter to renew the WD-3.com domain name and
fetch the WD-3.com website material. I will bring this site back up
basically as it was before the domain name expired. Hopefully this
material will be of use to the community.

I may “tweak” some of the site obsolete material (e.g., references to
previous years events and such).

However, I don’t know whether it makes sense to “breath life” back
into the site. I’m open to hearing from those who have contributed to
WD-3 in the past on their thoughts…

WD-3 will be back online in a few days. Bear with me, since I am not a
professional website administrator and DNS records take a while to
sort themselves out.

Regards,

Thomas F. Divine, Windows DDK MVP


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It should go without saying that, if it’d be useful to the community, we’d be happy to (a) host the content from the former wd-40 site here on OSR Online, (b) be sure it gets indexed by Google, (c) even host the domain on our existing web servers.

And, as I’ve said many many times we welcome content written by community members other than OSR staff. In the past two issues alone, we’ve published articles by non-OSR industry experts.

Peter
OSR

Tom, please feel free to contact me OL. I would like to offer my support
and assistance.

dcattley[at]msn[dot]com

Regards,
Dave Cattley
Consulting Engineer
Systems Software Development

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To: Windows System Software Devs Interest List
Subject: [ntdev] Windows Driver Developer’s Digest (WD-3.com) Temporarily
Down

Many of you know Walter Oney - a respected Windows driver developer and the
author of “Programming the Microsoft Windows Driver Model” and other
publications. What you may not know is that in addition to being an
excellent author and teacher, Walter is a practicing lawyer in the state of
Massachusetts.

Over the last year or so Walter has focused most of his attention on his law
practice.

Walter was also the key person responsible for creation of the Windows
Driver Developer’s Digest or “WD-3”. Many excellent articles and whitepapers
were published on WD-3.com.

Since Walter is no longer heavily involved in the Windows driver development
community the WD-3 website has been totally inactive and has recently
dropped off the net.

The excellent papers published on WD-3.com have been helpful to many new
driver developers. I think that at the least the material that was published
there should remain available.

So I have worked with Walter to renew the WD-3.com domain name and fetch the
WD-3.com website material. I will bring this site back up basically as it
was before the domain name expired. Hopefully this material will be of use
to the community.

I may “tweak” some of the site obsolete material (e.g., references to
previous years events and such).

However, I don’t know whether it makes sense to “breath life” back into the
site. I’m open to hearing from those who have contributed to WD-3 in the
past on their thoughts…

WD-3 will be back online in a few days. Bear with me, since I am not a
professional website administrator and DNS records take a while to sort
themselves out.

Regards,

Thomas F. Divine, Windows DDK MVP


Questions? First check the Kernel Driver FAQ at
http://www.osronline.com/article.cfm?id=256

To unsubscribe, visit the List Server section of OSR Online at
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