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

Bastien ROUCARIES, le Fri 25 Oct 2013 15:43:17 +0200, a écrit :
> 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.

Does one need specific hardware for that?

Also, it means windows screen readers won't recognize the hardware any

> You could always do it in reverse.

So windows screen readers could work again.  That however means having
to do the operation each time.

> And if manufacturer but the usb logo on their product it is violation
> of FTDI usb forum trademark so we could prod the manufactuer.

Users are mostly dependent on their manufacturer, not really the
converse :/

Actually, I don't think manufacturers care a lot about being allowed to
put the USB logo on their product, it is mostly unreadable for blind
people anyway.


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