Posted on LWN.net: "As of 2002-03-06, LANANA's Linux Device Number Registration has resumed.
At the request of Alan Cox and Marcelo Tosatti, new device number
registrations have begun again. If you submitted a registration request
after May, 2001 and have not received a device assignment, please re-submit
your request if you still need a device number allocated. We apologize if
this has created an inconvenience for you. Priority will be given based on
the date of your original request by consulting our email archive.