It’s been a while I was offline and I’ll still be offline for another one or two months.
When Apple launched iPad, I saw a couple of blog posts from opensource software developers including from fedora contributors and this talking ill about Apple’s product. One thing I can’t understand is that it’s an Apple’s product (hardware) let them add whatever they want. If you don’t like it, don’t buy the hardware and wait till someone can create a real opensource hardware made with opensource software which FEL is providing.
Apple has gained my respect due to the fact they respect microelectronic engineers. Their hiring and their products do the talking. Their acquisition of PA Semi has enabled them developed their A4 processor in-house (so claimed many websites). This is what makes them the so-called “real men”. They designed their own hardware for their software.
Secondly, I now recommend itunes instead of any media player since it is the only player which provides free weekly one-hour/two hours long non-stop progressive trance music from at least 7 outstanding DJs (AvB,PvD,Kyau&Albert,Solarstone,A&B… and even JohnDigweed). Who promotes progressive trance music gets my support
After the Toyota recall scandal, there are rumours in France where Field Application Engineers are now facing demands from customers who wish to reduce software from their products. In other words, eliminate the software load and implement it physically as hardware. Other rumours in Germany are pointing fingers to potential risk in FPGA-based products which are developed by software engineers. Something that I have already seen in Belgium. To sum up, Verification is now the demand. No witchcraft behind it, since there is already a growing interest for SystemVerilog.