|Microsoft Giano 3.0 Released|
|By Thom Holwerda, submitted by poundsmack on 2010-12-15 23:06:30|
|"Giano is a framework for the full-system simulation of arbitrary computer systems, with special emphasis on the hardware-software co-development of system software and Real-Time embedded applications. Giano includes both software models for CPU, I/O, busses and memories, and HDL simulators. Full source and a number of full-systems examples are included."|
|Sweet Microsoft Research!|
|By Bill Shooter of Bul on 2010-12-16 00:15:05|
Although I don't have a particular fondness for MS commercial work, Research is always interesting with things like Singularity and F#. And this. |
The only bummer is the wording of the license, which includes this wonderful gem in the Microsoft Research Shared Source license agreement:
11) That the patent rights, if any, granted to you in this MSR-SSLA only apply to the Software, not to any derivative works you make.
Sure, create something awesome that uses this. Just don't expect to not get hit up for a patent licensing fees, if it takes off.
Actually, thats not that bad. If you have a sane understanding of "derivative work". Which, unfortunately, is an issue even when applying the more popular GPL/LGPL licenses.
But still, thanks for releasing it. It will be fun to play with.
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