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Open Source Hardware Does Exist

Lora Bentley

When Sun Microsystems first released the architecture for its UltraSparc T1 processor under the GNU General Public License to create the OpenSparc project, we weren't quite convinced the concept of "open source hardware" could really take off. Today, we're one step closer to believing.

 

CIO.com reported this morning that Simply RISC, a group from Italy and the UK, has taken what Sun offered and created the S1 Core processor. Though the S1 has only one core (as opposed to eight in the T1), a project spokesperson says simplicity is the goal -- so other developers won't hesitate to participate. They just might have the right idea.


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