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Re: If you really want Free firmware...

On Mon, Dec 13, 2004 at 11:21:54AM -0800, Bruce Perens wrote:
> My surmise is that we'd need an effort like that, raising $250K, to 
> design and go to full-custom fabrication of an FPLA with fully-open 
> design.

Mine is that one can get useful things done without having to spend
ridiculous amounts of money, or even any money at all. Yours is that
you can't. Debian proves you wrong every day.

There is absolutely no reason why any money is needed for this. Design
the damn thing. Somebody will want to produce it. Manufacturing
companies would *leap* at the opportunity to make widely desireable
chips with zero royalty costs.

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