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

Bastien ROUCARIES <roucaries.bastien@gmail.com> writes:

> 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.

Reflashing will break compatibility with drivers on other platforms,
which is likely another reason why a user will not want to do this.

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