Re: Open source hardware

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Thu Jan 16 2003 - 12:36:34 EST

On Thu, Jan 16, 2003 at 05:11:20PM +0000, John Bradford wrote:
> I've been reading some of the threads about the GPL, and binary-only
> drivers, and I'm suprised that nobody has brought up open source
> hardware, (or rather, the lack of it).
> So, basically, the idea is to design a low-cost,
> low-computational-power CPU, which works well in multi-processor
> configurations, and make the specification open source. Anybody could
> make the processors, and building a machine of a given computational
> power would be cheaper using them than using conventional CPUs.
> I personally expect to see this within 10 years.

You're behind the times :)
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