Open Source Hardware mit OpenSPARC

Techworld berichtet über das erste Release von SUN und ihres OpenHardware-Projektes „OpenSPARC“: Say hello to open-source hardware.

OpenSparc is an experiment at creating an open source community around Sun’s Sparc hardware architecture, in the hopes of getting similar benefits to those found in open source software development communities. Sun released the T1 design in December 2005 under the GNU Public License. Simply RISC has taken Sun up on its offer with the S1 Core, available for download from the Simply RISC site. The S1 also uses the GPL, can run Solaris Unix and Ubuntu Linux, and targets embedded devices such as PDAs and set-top boxes.