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Comment: Re:USB VID is meant for a specific organization (Score 1) 572

by spongman (#48227849) Attached to: FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

palm was slapped down by the USB IF. the USB IF can't stop anyone from making USB-compatible products, or using specific VIDs. all they can do is refuse to give them the right to use their logos if they break their rules. the ftdi-cloners don't care about the UBS IF since they're not looking for their approval, so they're free to use whatever VIDs they want.

Computer programmers do it byte by byte.