OpenPower Foundation Releases a Friendly EULA For IBM’s Power ISA RISC
Long-time Slashdot reader lkcl writes: Michael Larabel, of Phoronix, writes that the OpenPower Foundation has launched a license settlement for Hardware Vendors to implement the Power ISA RISC instruction set of their processors. Hugh Blemings, the Director of OpenPower, was liable for making certain that the EULA is beneficial and pleasant in direction of Libre and Open Hardware tasks and companies.
Of explicit curiosity is that IBM’s huge patent portfolio is mechanically granted, royalty-free so long as two circumstances apply: firstly, the hardware should be absolutely and correctly Power ISA compliant, and secondly, the implementor should not “try it on” as a patent troll.
Innovation within the RISC house simply received a little extra attention-grabbing.
“Amidst the absolutely free and open RISC-V ISA making headway into the computing market, and ARM feeling pressured to loosen up its licensing, it appears they figured that it is best to affix the get together early,” argues Hackaday.