Really interesting move by IBM to make the OpenPower architecture royalty-free.

theregister.co.uk/2019/08/20/i

Yet another example IMO of why centrists shouldn’t lead.

If RISC-V had been created as open with caveats we wouldn’t have seen IBM respond the way they did.

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@foozmeat I’m interested in this argument! Can you keep going, I don’t quite follow

@jimray What I meant was that RISC-V took the radical move of complete openness which forced IBM to shift that way. If new "free" projects stick to a centrist mindset of status quo then no one else is forced to react. I think we see the same thing with our new radical congresspeople forcing the old guard centrist to move.

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