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Richard Sharpe realrichardsharpe at
Sat Jan 16 11:38:22 EST 2010

On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 5:37 AM, cristian paul peñaranda rojas
<paul at> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 12:57:14AM -0500, Wolfgang Spraul wrote:
>> Paul,
>> > What are the goals?
>> > Move the OpenRisc may be? :D
>> Actually we looked at OpenRISC/OpenCores a lot, and bottom line we think it's
>> a failure. Their big idea was to license IC designs under LGPL (notice the
>> 'L'), and when companies produce those chips they would add proprietary IP to
>> sell the chip. Of course the resulting chips (for example from Beyond
>> Semiconductor, were then still proprietary chips only
>> available from one manufacturer, so why not take the much more powerful ARM
>> or MIPS cores from established semiconductors right away...
> established semiconductors but still using propietary IP isnt?
>> No idea who thought this could ever work.

I think the folks at Jennic have used OpenRISC for their Zigbee/802.14 chip.

Richard Sharpe

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