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2004.05.12

One issue about free hardware

OepnCoreのMLより、なんか盛り上がっているなって思ったら、ストールマン降臨中。

Subject: [oc] One issue about free hardware

One of the reasons free software is important is so that you can
control your computer and make sure you know what it does.
It's not enough to be able to see what someone claims is the
source code for the program you are using. To trust it, you have
to be able to compile it yourself.

As hardware becomes more complex, the same issue may arise: how do you
know what you hardware really does? Free hardware designs could be
part of the solution, but we can't all afford fab lines, so could
we really solve the problem completely?

I wonder if it is possible to verify that someone else's fabrication
line produced your free chip design honestly by using a program to
view the chip using a microscope, follow the lines, and compare them
with the design that you intended to make. Has anyone looked at this
idea?


えっと、free hardware って書いてあるけど、黙ってIPコア使われたらどうするの?っていう話ですね。まずわからないでしょう。まあ、だからストールマン自らMLに投げているんだと思うんですが。

とりあえず、Palmに送ってじっくり読んでみるか。

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