#Introductions

We are proud to announce the birth of the Free Silicon Foundation (f-si.org)!

We organize a conference in Paris, March 14-16 2019, to promote:

1. Free and Open Source (FOS) CAD tools for designing #VLSI circuits
2. the sharing of hardware designs
3. common standards
4. the freedom of users in the context of #silicon technology

Program and submissions:
wiki.f-si.org/index.php/FSiC20

#Hardware #FSiC

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@fsi If I understand 'free silicon' right, then you aim at a crucial but also high target. Today's silicon industry looks incredibly obscure to me. Regarding spectre, meltdown and other backdoors I used to say: 'Intel inside' -- but what's inside Intel? We'll never know and maybe they don't even know themselves 😂.
I guess you already know about HiFive? It is also open source (I never looked at the code though).
Do you plan to do something like this or are you more 'meta'?

@balu

Totally agree.

In HiFive/SiFive just a small portion of the source/documentation is open, and it is not free (no copyleft license). Nor are the tools to generate the layout.

We want to change that - see the conference program: wiki.f-si.org/index.php/FSiC20

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