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I know this doesn't promise anything but... the idea of a RISC-V raspberry pi! That has to be the fastest way to push Linux into the RISC-V world.



In many areas of embedded, Linux is the default OS choice for a SoC these days. Sometimes Android for things with screen/UI. I expect Linux to be the default for RISC-V SoCs (not microcontrollers) also, even without any RPI involvement.

But the Board Support Packages from typical vendors tend to be as-closed-as-possible, with limited access to documentation, software updates and support for small customers. RPi comes from a different direction, much more open and accessible. So hopefully they will drag/push the vendors to be this type of open from the start in the RISC-V space.


> But the Board Support Packages from typical vendors tend to be as-closed-as-possible, with limited access to documentation, software updates and support for small customers. RPi comes from a different direction, much more open and accessible. So hopefully they will drag/push the vendors to be this type of open from the start in the RISC-V space.

Yes, I was thinking from the perspective of the end user, as in those of normal embedded devices are intentionally ignorant of it's workings... where as the audience of the raspberry pi is the exact opposite.




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