Opening Up The Core

By JJKing, 10 April 2001

They said Linux would never challenge Microsoft, and they’ll probably say that OpenCores will never challenge proprietary hardware companies. But that’s not going to stop them trying. This open-source hardware group aims to develop a library of free hardware designs for standard components – including processors, memory controllers, peripherals and motherboards, providing a set of publicly shared templates for producing computers. Right now, they’re working to create a OpenRISC processor with system-on-a-chip capabilities. Come on, show a little faith: it’s happening with software, so why not with the hard stuff?

JJKing <jamie AT>

‘The OpenCores Mission Statement’: