First Computer Store

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Sun Jul 26 16:10:43 CDT 2015

On 07/26/2015 01:52 PM, Ali wrote:
>> The whole VID & PID works because of "gentleman's agreements" (ie
>> use your own VID and don't pretend to be someone else's).  It's not
>> clear how to solve this for folks that don't follow the rules.
> If it is a gentleman's agreement (i.e. no licensing/certification
> fees) why wouldn't people use their own VID/PID? Is it because they
> do not want to develop drivers?

Nope - it's because the USB-IF says "Cross our palms with silver and 
we'll issue you a real VID.  Ask us to enforce VID allocation, however, 
and well, we just don't have the resources."


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