We are proud to announce the birth of the Free Silicon Foundation (https://f-si.org)!
We organize a conference in Paris, March 14-16 2019, to promote:
1. Free and Open Source (FOS) CAD tools for designing #VLSI circuits
2. the sharing of hardware designs
3. common standards
4. the freedom of users in the context of #silicon technology
Program and submissions:
@fsi Who is "we", and why does your logo look derived from the FSF? As a foundation, how do we verify your existence? Which country are you established in? Who controls your budget, and what is your budget?
Some members are listed here: https://wiki.f-si.org/index.php/FSiC2019#Organizing_committee .
Our logo intentionally resembles the FSF logo because we aim to be for silicon what the FSF is for software. We had extensive discussions with Richard Stallman before deciding to create the F-Si.
The F-Si is formally a "Swiss Verein" according to Art. 60-79 of the ZGB (see en.wikipedia.org for legal details and budget checking rules).
The F-Si budget is currently below 10kEur.
mastodon.f-si.org is one server in the network