Re: If you really want Free firmware...
On Monday 13 December 2004 14:50, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> 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.
What does that have to do with hardware, please?
I mean, it's a lovely statement and all, but it's wrong.
> 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.
"Somebody" and "widely desirable".
Ok, do it and report back, soldier.