First Computer Store

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Sun Jul 26 20:50:59 CDT 2015

On 07/26/2015 03:01 PM, Guy Sotomayor wrote:

> Yes, but they don't seem to sue folks who just create clones of
> someone else's VID/PID.
> I suspect the problem is more of trying to avoid the costs of
> developing/adapting S/W for their particular device, which is why
> they "clone" an existing device rather than creating one of their own
> from scratch.

Heck, they don't sue people who roll their own PIDs and use someone 
else's VID.

Maybe they think that that's the prerogative of the VID owner.  But what 
does one do if the VID owner no longer is in business?

The ultimate solution would probably be to run a 64 or 128-bit counter 
that *anyone* can use to get universal device ID.  Essentially it's a 
scheme to inflate the value of VID/PID pairs.  No profit in 
appropriating someone else's.


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