[time-nuts] If any of your USB devices have stopped working lately...

Bill Dailey docdailey at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 22:02:37 EDT 2014


Well..if they didn't properly license the technology...  They should be disabled.

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> On Oct 23, 2014, at 8:45 PM, Mark Sims <holrum at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Happened to a friend of mine.  All his Arduino stuff died.   This could be the reason:
> http://www.eevblog.com/forum/reviews/ftdi-driver-kills-fake-ftdi-ft232
> Short story:  FTDI released a new version of their USB driver (via Windows automatic updates no less) that bricks other vendor's compatible versions of their interface chip.   They also updated their license file to indicate that this may happen...  except you never get a chance to decline the new license with automatic driver updates.  I can just hear the class action lawyers drooling...
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