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Bug#721763: [brltty] Idea to get id for free

On Fri, Oct 25, 2013 at 1:45 PM, Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org> wrote:
> Bastien ROUCARIES, le Fri 25 Oct 2013 08:55:48 +0200, a écrit :
>> Fdti and the other one in this thread accept to be reflashed for pid/vid only.
>> So let reserve a few id on openmoko and ask your user to reflash.
> I don't think a user will dare to reflash his braille device. Those cost
> thousands of dollars and are typically the only way their owners would
> be able to use a computer.

Changind vid/pid of usb adaptater is ultra low risk. You could always
do it in reverse. And if manufacturer but the usb logo on their
product it is violation of FTDI usb forum trademark so we could prod
the manufactuer.

>> Brltty could be slipt in two package
>> Brltty that will get support for only well behaved driver and brltty-cruft for
>> the conflict id stuff.
> That could still be an idea worth considering.
>> Brltty-cruft will not be enable by default except if answer use it during
>> install.
> Well, that is *already* what is supposed to happen.  I'm not aware of
> any other way brltty would end up being installed on a Debian system
> without the user explicitly requesting it.
> (except when starting from an Ubuntu system, but we can't really control
> that).
> Samuel

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