March 27, 2001
Open Source credo moves to chip design
Author: JT Smith
Open Source: it isn't just for software anymore. CNET News.com reports on the hardware side of Open Source, highlighting the chip design work of the OpenCores group. While hardware might never be free, its Open Source alternatives could become an inexpensive alternative. "We hope for some cheaper and better-quality hardware," said one OpenCores participant. "Just look at the unit price of an Intel Pentium chip."
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