[Company] Weekly Operations Update 3 and 4/2010

David Reyes Samblas Martinez david at tuxbrain.com
Wed Jan 27 01:23:58 EST 2010


2010/1/26 Bas Wijnen <wijnen at debian.org>:
> On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 08:29:58PM -0500, Wolfgang Spraul wrote:
>> ---2 unique IDs and serial numbers
>> I have a question: How do we, as the Qi Hardware project, feel about unique
>> numbers and IDs in and on our devices, in general?
>
> I think it may be useful to have a globally unique number printed on
> each unit, so it is possible to hold them apart.  I am opposed to having
> it in hardware, in a way that is readable by software (like the CPU ID
> feature of Intel CPUs).  I don't see any reasonable use for this (that
> can't be easily achieved without it).  It does make it hard to be
> anonymous, possibly needing kernel hacks to avoid it to be read out.
>
>> As a proposal, I would say we try to keep our products as anonymous as
>> possible.  Use unique IDs only when they provide real value, and
>> _ALWAYS_ disclose what kind of numbers we have in which place.
>
> Good idea.  IMO it's fine to not have it printed on the side as well,
> but having it there shouldn't be a problem: people know when it's read,
> and can remove the sticker, should they want to.

 I believe  a UID  printed in sticker under the battery and with a
code bar in one side of the box, can be useful for logistical
porpoises, as you also know in Eu we must offer two years warranty on
any device, having track the units you have sended that way simplify
things.
>
> Thanks,
> Bas
>
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