SiFive more News
As many of you may already know, SiFive is the first company that will make open source ISA Risc-V SoCs. What will be open and what not ? This was main question that people ask. In this video they answered that they will open as much as they can.PCI-E 3 controllers and some other 3-d party stuff will remain closed. They said time to develop some controllers and other 3d party tools and all to be open sourced will take ~ another 2 years of work. Risc-V will remain open ISA as SiFive will be commercial chip designing and manufacturing solution company.
So business model will be:
SiFive are ready with developers kits and they have demo of linux 4.6 kernel ported to Freedom U500!