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OrConf 16

I guess in the 'professional' EDA world open source is almost invisible. But something is brewing although still early phase and several road blocks ahead.
For progress and discussions hapening in that area one can have a look at the last ORCONF conference. Videos of the presentations are available there.
It started as an OpenRISC conference but is now broader in scope and handles open source EDA and IP in general.


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Hi Staf,

Thank you for sharing this. I've been organizing orconf since the beginning in 2012 and as you say, something is very much brewing now. We have seen a tremendous increase of interest in later years from industry, academia and hobbyists. As you also mention, there are road blocks ahead, and this is one of the main reasons why we started the FOSSi Foundation, to have an entity that can help working on these issues, as well as building LibreCores to have a place where Open Source Silicon projects can and collaborate. I hope to see many semiwiki readers at the next orconf