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Re: Libre graphics could become the standard if we push right now


From: Pascal J. Bourguignon
Subject: Re: Libre graphics could become the standard if we push right now
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 22:31:56 +0100
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Haines Brown <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tue, Jan 19, 2016 at 04:59:49PM +0100, Anders Andersson wrote:
>
>> While we're on the topic of horrible horrible things that I don't want
>> to think about, and makes me want to move to a cave and run my own
>> transistor-based CPU:
>> 
>> https://libreboot.org/faq/#microcode
>> 
>> And more generally, secret chipset firmware: https://libreboot.org/faq/#intel
>
> It seemed obvious years ago that backdoors would be present in CPUs, and
> this simply confirms it. I thought the only answer would be a CPU fab in
> China, because _in practical terms_ the backdoor would not be open to
> people pointing guns at me or otherwise interested in tracking me.
>
> Does anyone know of plans to produce a CPU other than in the US?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Russian_microprocessors
http://russia-insider.com/en/business/russias-mcst-unveils-homegrown-pc-microprocessor-chips/ri6603
http://in.rbth.com/economics/technology/2016/01/14/baikal-t1-microprocessor-to-debut-globally_559343


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