OW Shredder

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OW Shredder

#1 Post by I am Baas » Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:05 am

"OW Shredder" erases files irretrievably. This program overwrites the affected file data blocks on the disk space, which prevents the reconstruction of the deleted documents. Individual files, free disk storage as well as entire disks or volumes can be eliminated by various erasing methods with "OW Shredder".
https://hendrik.tf/ow-shredder.html

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Dl @ https://hendrik.tf/ow-shredder.html

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Re: OW Shredder

#2 Post by Midas » Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:08 am

Obviously, I haven't tested it (yet), but looks like a great find, Baas.

@tproli: red appears to be the new black... :mrgreen:

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Re: OW Shredder

#3 Post by I am Baas » Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:19 am

Cheers, Midas. I personally prefer the blue theme...
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#4 Post by tproli » Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:24 am

redgasm and bluegasm :)

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#5 Post by smaragdus » Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:53 pm

A nice shredder with context menu integration (plus unlocker), a keeper. By the way I prefer the blue theme too.

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#6 Post by I am Baas » Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:11 pm

tproli wrote:redgasm and bluegasm :)
Why did you leave Limegasm out?

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#7 Post by tproli » Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:15 am

Just to avoid word repetition :)

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#8 Post by webfork » Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:56 pm

License question: I couldn't find anything clear on the site so I checked Softpedia, who's listing it as freeware. His site lists BSD but I can't find anything connected to the code. I emailed his support address but got a message failure.
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Re: OW Shredder

#9 Post by I am Baas » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:45 pm

webfork wrote:I emailed his support address but got a message failure.
Try contact@WebsiteAdressHere
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#10 Post by HSDev » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:50 pm

Hello, I am a developer of this application and I randomly saw your forum entry.
You can ask in this forum or try to use the contact page: http://hendrik-schiffer.com/contact.html

Here is the original BSD license:
Copyright (c) 2012-2015 Hendrik Schiffer.
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use of the binary forms are permitted
provided that the above copyright notice and this paragraph are
duplicated in all such forms and that any documentation,
advertising materials, and other materials related to such
distribution and use acknowledge that the software was developed
by Hendrik Schiffer. The name of
Hendrik Schiffer may not be used to endorse or promote products derived
from this software without specific prior written permission.
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED ``AS IS'' AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
This means it is free for personal and commercial use as long as it not modified in any way. Cheers :shock:
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#11 Post by webfork » Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:50 pm

[Note: Something was going weird with the forum quote function, hence the odd quoting system used below.]

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>Hello, I am the developer of this application.

Hi and welcome to the site.

>You can ask in this forum or try to use the contact page

Unfortunately, I sent email to support (at) hendrik-schiffer.com and it failed.

> This means it is free for personal and commercial use as long as it not modified in any way.

I spend a lot of time here on the site with licenses so I should point out that's not what what the license says. The license you listed says users can do whatever they want with it so long as they include attribution. You might want to address modification/reverse-engineering specifically as I've seen in other licenses. Additionally (and more importantly) the BSD license is something that governs the use of the source code. I couldn't find a link to the code anywhere, suggesting that this program isn't BSD licensed. You've taken the "ancestor" BSD license (as Wikipedia calls it) and just taken out the word "source".

Please correct me if I've misunderstood something.

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I should add that you're welcome to use that license (or whatever you want), but I wouldn't list the word "BSD" connected to anything that doesn't have source code available. You can look forward to more confusion similar to mine. Additionally, if the program gets added to the site, we'll list it as freeware to set expectations with visitors.
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Re: OW Shredder

#12 Post by HSDev » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:59 am

The BSD was choosen after we received a couple of requests about reverse-engineering to understand particularly the erase process better, since it is not planned the release the full source code.
Especially because reverse-engineering cannot be stopped anyway and we want to spread portable yet powerful tools so we decided for that license.

Of course we also answer questions per contact page or e-mails. Sadly we did not receive yours.

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#13 Post by webfork » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:54 pm

HSDev wrote:The BSD was choosen
Wow, no.  You're totally missing my point.  It's not "BSD" anymore if you edit it.  An edited license becomes a different license, especially when it's an open license and you take out the "open" part.  You could call it the OW License or the HSDev License or whatever you want but calling it BSD is inaccurate and -- because you're not distributing the code -- dishonest.  You might as well call it the RedHat SUSE Linux BSD License for all the meaning that has.
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Re: OW Shredder

#14 Post by I am Baas » Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:22 am

@HSDev

I noticed that OW Shredder was updated to version 6.22 Build 344 on 08.04.2015 but could not locate the change log, what was added/modified/fixed in this release? Also, do you mind including one with future releases of the program? Thanks.
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Re: OW Shredder

#15 Post by HSDev » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:22 pm

@webfork
Thanks for your feedback the license is called now OWBSD: http://hendrik-schiffer.com/Licenses/OWBSD.txt

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Changelog for version 6.22
New
Logging of the erased files(options)
The amount of the erased/erasing files are shown while the files are erased

Improved
Fixed problems with the widget
When a IO error appears the loading icon is hidden

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