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ARM kills off its anti-RISC-V smear site after own staff revolt
By Thom Holwerda on 2018-07-11 20:52:41

Arm has taken offline its website attacking rival processor architecture RISC-V within days of it going live - after its own staff objected to the underhand tactic.

The site - riscv-basics.com - was created at the end of June, and attempted to smear open-source RISC-V, listing five reasons why Arm cores are a better choice over its competitor's designs. However, the stunt backfired, with folks in the tech industry, and within the company's own ranks, slamming the site as a cheap shot and an attack on open source.

Good on ARM's own employees for speaking up.

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I did not see that coming
By Drumhellar on 2018-07-11 21:55:12
The backlash was predictable.

Employee backlash causing them to ditch the campaign within a week? That I did not see coming.
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I had never heard of Risc-V before
By alvestad on 2018-07-11 21:57:59
so, thanks ARM marketing department
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That's the RISC
By Kochise on 2018-07-12 03:36:23
When you wanna strong ARM the competition, better be a FAIRCHILD.
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RE: I had never heard of Risc-V before
By The123king on 2018-07-12 14:07:14
I expect most people reading the article hadn't. All ARM have done is provide free advertising to an open-source project.

I bet Android will have an official port to RISC-V within a year

Edited 2018-07-12 14:07 UTC
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RE[2]: I had never heard of Risc-V before
By Kochise on 2018-07-12 18:08:24
No, because there is not platform ready for that right now, only Arduino-like development board that doesn't allow for serious Linux-like coding.
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