Open FPGAs? - was Re: Project Oberon and OberonStation (resend)

ben bfranchuk at
Tue Nov 24 19:20:28 CST 2015

On 11/24/2015 2:42 PM, Mouse wrote:

> What I was really interested in was whether the FPGA itself was open.
> If so, I definitely would have wanted to pick up the hardware, because
> I would love to experiment with an FPGA - but I am _not_ going to put
> up with running a vendor binary blob (which probably won't even run on
> my machines) to get an undocumented blob to throw at the hardware.

I don't see much of a problem, as long as source is portable.
Sadly that is not true anymore as 99% of the designs use ROM/RAM or
other features that of NOT portable.

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