ECOMP (was:Re: OO vs. CO)

david wallin <>
Mon Mar 10 19:48:58 CET 2003

On Friday, March 7, 2003, at 11:23 PM, Ulf Wiger wrote:
> Unfortunately, this project has not been moving much since
> then (some additional work was done, and very little now
> remains before one could start testing an FPGA version.)

Is FPGA hardware ?

> Perhaps it will spring to life again someday...

Where's the petition to sign ? :-)

> (There seems to be reluctance towards releasing hardware
> designs as Open Source -- I don't know why.)

I think partly this is because the benefit isn't nearly as obvious as 
with software. One of the key benefits with open source is that more 
people gets involved and find bugs, I don't know, maybe there is a huge 
number of hardware guys who likes to simulate hardware designs, but in 
the end you still need someone to produce the actual thing. Maybe one 
day when we can all make our chips with the printer open-sourced 
hardware designs might become interesting.

Just out of curiosity, I know practically nothing about this, but 
suppose the design was open-sourced, what would it take to get someone 
to build it ? What quantities of the chip need to be produced to make 
it feasible?

> /Uffe
> -- 
> Ulf Wiger, Senior Specialist,
>    / / /   Architecture & Design of Carrier-Class Software
>   / / /    Strategic Product & System Management
>  / / /     Ericsson AB, Connectivity and Control Nodes


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