Oh, and here’s an idle thought train – let’s take the negative rights idea a step further:-
1) identify a VID that is yet uncommitted (I presume there is a list). Choose a number that has some vague recognition value, say 0xF055 (FOSS), but don’t call it a VID, it’s just the name of an online community.
2) start (i.e. publicise) an online community to support development of USB Free Open Source Software. Membership is free for proven FOSS developers.
3) Members get a membership number, you gussed it from 1 to 65535. It’s not a PID it’s a membership number!
4) Doesn’t matter how large the USB-FOSS community is, the appearance of growing support should be enough that eventually no commercial vendor is going to want to be issued with VID 0xF055.
They were flying too low and based on maps that did not mention the new aerial tramway. They were court martialed in the U.S.A., acquitted, then trialed a second time and were sentenced to a short prison time.
The second time however they were sentenced for found guilty of obstruction of justice and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman for having destroyed a videotape recorded from the plane, so the parent is right in saying they were never sentenced for killing 20 people.
All of that being said, SSL needs to be replaced with something better anyway.
And what are you going to replace it with that isn't patented some way?
Tomorrow's computers some time next month. -- DEC