The OpenChain Project featured prominently at an open hardware event held in China on July 1st. This is part of our long-term commitment to supporting a trusted supply chain, and an awareness that the supply chain will inevitably consist of both hardware and software.
Check out our (and other) speeches from the event:
About the event in their own words:
RIOS Lab is an open source lab founded by Prof. David Patterson, the inventor of RISC. We are committed to contributing to the open RISC-V ecosystem. In the last two years, RIOS Lab has launched several legal research projects on OSH IP protection collaborating with top research institutes, law firms, and leading companies in the microprocessor industry. In these projects, we conduct microprocessor patent analysis, and study its potential impact or threats to RISC-V as well as OSH in general.
Feeling the need to further raise the awareness of the importance of open source hardware IP protection and licensing, RIOS Lab is organizing a workshop series that invites policymakers, open source community leaders, academic researchers, and legal professionals and experts around the world to discuss the legal issues the OSH community is facing.