From Palm’s weeks-ago letter to the USB-IF asking for a ruling against Apple in the iTunes/WebOS cat-and-mouse game:
Palm will shortly issue an update of its WebOS operating system
that uses Apple’s Vendor ID number for the sole purpose of
restoring the Palm media sync functionality.
From the USB-IF’s response, after the part where they dismissed Palm’s argument that Apple was in the wrong:
I attach for your information the USB-IF’s adopted and published
policy regarding Vendor Identification Numbers (VIDs). Under the
Policy, Palm may only use the single Vendor ID issued to Palm for
Palm’s usage. Usage of any other company’s Vendor ID is
specifically precluded. Palm’s expressed intent to use Apple’s
VID appears to violate the attached policy.
Please clarify Palm’s intent and respond to this potential
violation within seven days.
★ Wednesday, 23 September 2009