[time-nuts] If any of your USB devices have stopped working lately...
Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX
caf at omen.com
Thu Oct 23 22:21:34 EDT 2014
The solution is for the infringing manufacturer to write their own
driver that tests for one of their chips and then gives the chip a
valid legal ID of their own. This is what they should have done
in the first place.
On 10/23/2014 07:05 PM, paul swed wrote:
> Umm I think its profoundly hard to know one way or another what chip you
> have in a widget. This is pretty insane actually.
> I buy products that I believe are legit no way to know just as if the cpu
> in my acer or emachines not legal. Heck I have no idea.
> On Thu, Oct 23, 2014 at 10:02 PM, Bill Dailey <docdailey at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Well..if they didn't properly license the technology... They should be
>> Sent from my iPad
>>> 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:
>>> 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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Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX caf at omen.com www.omen.com
Developer of Industrial ZMODEM(Tm) for Embedded Applications
Omen Technology Inc "The High Reliability Software"
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