Interview with Daniel_K - creator of modded Creative drivers

Posted on Thursday, Apr 03 2008 @ 01:22 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
CustomPC had an interview with Daniel Kawakami, the creator of the modded Creative drivers that caused quite a stir this week.
Creative landed itself in a bit of a PR nightmare when it recently tried to get heavy-handed on driver modder Daniel Kawakami, with thousands of people signing a petition to Creative, and many more expressing negative feelings towards the company. Whether driver modding is right or wrong is a hot topic, and Daniel Kawakami has now chosen to give his side of the story.

‘I'm NOT a cracker [or] a hacker,’ Kawakami told Custom PC, ‘just an enthusiast modder with basic assembly knowledge.’ As he points out, ‘modding is a common practice among enthusiasts, and I don't recall some company threatening a modder.’ Kawakami gives the notable exception of mods that allow an exclusive feature to be enabled on a competitor’s product, such as enabling SLI on a non-SLI chipset. He also points out that other mods, such as ‘the GeForce to Quadro mod,’ have also been published on review sites.
You can read the interview over here.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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