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    SubjectRe: GNU hardware (was: I2O thread)
    Someday Alan wrote:
    > > Forget it. We already had several groups trying to create free hardware
    > > platforms. Few of them ever produced something usefull.
    > Probably the only non 8bit was the NS32016 based box with free schematics etc.
    > Nowdays its even less feasible. You need a good million dollars plus to lay
    > out build, case, approval pass and ship a system.
    > Alan

    Hmmm. Actually some of us work for CAD companies (I've seen Linux
    users from Synopsys, Cadence and friends) I personally don't consider
    layout and verification such a big problem. I don't think that
    company management would mind if quality control group would use some
    huge cores from GNU project to test place'n'route and verification
    tools. I believe they would even like it -- no NDA's to sign :-). Side
    effect - we get layout for free :-). The only problem - we need enough
    people who know Verilog (VHDL) and are willing to contribute some
    of their free time to this project.


    Eugene Anikin
    Cascade Design Automation - one easy step from Language to Layout

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