[Arm-netbook] sifive sells a riscv cpu mainboard
j.neuschaefer at gmx.net
Mon Feb 5 17:49:36 GMT 2018
On Mon, Feb 05, 2018 at 12:39:57PM -0500, ronwirring at Safe-mail.net wrote:
> Sifive has a mainboard for sale with a running riscv cpu. Many
> of the devices on the mainboard require non libre software.
What do you mean exactly?
- Do you mean that you'd need Microsemi's proprietary FPGA toolchain to
re-generate the FPGA bitstream of the "southbridge" (which is not part
of the mainboard, but arguably necessary in order to make good use of
- Or do you mean that some/many (important) hardware blocks are nonfree
- Or do you mean that nonfree firmware or drivers are required (which
I've seen no indication of)?
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