[rescue] NeXTSTEP or OPENSTEP?

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Sun Aug 10 07:34:54 CDT 2014

" From: Jerry Kemp <sun.mail.list47 at oryx.cc>
" And SPARC is arguably one of the most open CPU available, although  when this 
" fact is mentioned, I frequently see comments that MIPS is more open than SPARC. 

i was fascinated to read that after sun had moved on to sparcv9,
someone came up with a totally-open inplementation of the v8
architecture - i think there was an aerospace [nasa?] connection
somewhere.  and also interesting is that when the design was
published/released, they said a gate array implementation could run at

ah, the march of progress...
was mips always open?  or did that come about after the collapse of
mips workstations and their realignment into the embedded market?
sparc was iirc always open.
Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature
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