[lowrisc-dev] Re: Hardware Freedom Day Speech in China

Orson Zhai orsonzhai at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 11:18:45 BST 2015

Hi Alex,

On 2015年04月02日 16:51, Alex Bradbury wrote:
> On 2 April 2015 at 07:07, Orson Zhai <orsonzhai at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Community,
>> I am involved in a 500 people meeting for hardware freedom at Apr.18th in
>> Beijing, China.
>> I'd like to make Lowrisc have some sound in that event.
>> Would anyone here like to make a speech at that time?
>> Or some demo or video for that?
>> If no one stands out, I think I may help to do that.
>> I have a background of electronic hardware design and strong interest to
>> lowrisc.
>> Do you think it's ok?
>> Any suggestion are welcome!
> Hi Orson, I'm redirecting this to lowrisc-dev (emails to
> list at ann.lowrisc.org just get forwarded to me).
> I'd be delighted for you to spread the word. My slides from my FOSDEM
> talk earlier this year
> <https://speakerdeck.com/asb/lowrisc-the-path-to-an-open-source-soc>
> and the associated interview
> <https://fosdem.org/2015/interviews/2015-alex-bradbury/> should give a
> good idea of our direction. See also Krste's slides for the RISC-V
> motivation and direction
> <http://riscv.org/workshop-jan2015/riscv-intro-workshop-jan2015.pdf>.
> Richard Stallman's recent pieces in Wired on free hardware may be
> relevant also <http://www.wired.com/2015/03/need-free-digital-hardware-designs/>
> <http://www.wired.com/2015/03/richard-stallman-how-to-make-hardware-designs-free/>.
Thanks for your instructions.

> I'd only ask that you make it clear that you're a member of the
> lowRISC community who's spreading the word and some of your viewpoints
> on the work that is going on, rather than someone who represents the
> project as a whole.
I got it.

> Please do let us know how it goes - it would be
> really interesting to hear more about the open source hardware
> community in China.
They are small but growing.
I'll update any information regards on lowRISC at the meeting.

> The release of basic tagged memory support on top of Berkeley's Rocket
> core that Wei has been working on should go up either later today or
> tomorrow, so you'll be able to point people to a website with
> documentation on downloading and running a simulation or FPGA version
> of our current codebase.

Glad to hear that.

Have a nice day!

- Orson
> Best,
> Alex

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