How to Blow $100 Million

Bas Wijnen wijnen at debian.org
Sat Sep 4 12:07:09 EDT 2010


Op 04-09-10 16:11, Wolfgang Spraul schreef:
> David,
> 
>> Aren't there more free CPU designs around?  The MIPS I architecture, for
>> example, should by now be completely patent free, AFAIK (maybe even MIPS
>> II,III...?).  Now you only need to find a free VHDL implementation (or
>> code it yourself :).
> 
> Can you get a clarification, in writing, from MIPS Inc.? In my
> experience MIPS is a patent mine, all variants, anything MIPS.

How does Ingenic handle this?  Do they pay license fees?

Thanks,
Bas

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