[Libre-silicon-devel] F.Y.I - the back-side of the current license policy

Hagen SANKOWSKI hsank at posteo.de
Wed May 22 16:14:00 CEST 2019


On 5/22/19 3:20 PM, Rudolf Usselmann wrote

> I personally wouldn't trust Huawei any more I would trust Cisco
> at-all or the NSA, and I did work for CISCO and other US companies
> where we did get visits from (literally) man in black requesting
> "specific features".

Since Snowden *we already know*, that there are dedicated NSA
bug-/back-doors in Cisco products.

The US ban comes up, while *somebody speculates*, that there *could be*
some bug-/back-doors in Huawei products.

This is a big difference - and still with a probability, there aren't
backdoors in Huawei products.

ARM is also the Owner of the AMBA AXI System-on-Chip bus, which is
unfortunately quite popular. Losting this license would mean to rewrite
*all* IPs with another interface.


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