We finally get another promising and actually open source RISC-V implementation among the sea of proprietary designs that just don’t want to pay an ISA licensing fee, and this happens.

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Oof. That’s unfortunate. At least it looks like people are downvoting them for the most part

Dessalines
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Nice, most of the bigoted comments went negative. Props to that community.

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people seem to forget that it’s the US backdooring every AMD and intel CPU, and that this one is open source. but most people are calling them out, so yeah.

Many people noticed that on that thread, and this behaviour is very much in line with what happened on the Huawei KPI count criticism mailing list post as well, just one day ago.

This goes in line with a recent comment I made:

It is also the case, however, that a bunch of anti-China conspiracists exist inside open source community, solely because of their subconscious brainwashing into the notion that USA is the one responsible for the existence of libre open source culture, and important figures like RMS and Torvalds also are from USA, and Silicon Valley also being a part of this. This culture existing because of US and EU is absolutely BS to the core.

There is a lot of gatekeeping culture by the believers of Western hegemon, and want to retain it, as the influence of Asians grows into open libre digital culture. This group racism combined with gatekeeping should be condemned and worked against, and I feel it shows a bias of the moderators there who either fear racist callouts against them, or are themselves believers of Western hegemony retention.

Open source is a socialist idea to the core, that puts the power and control into the hands of the society, instead of corporations as is with x86, and so, in this way the anti-socialist Westerners also practice their political ideological influence over the whole community.

It is disgusting for me, how my reactions as an Indian in Western groups have all been initially reduced to “HELLO MICROSOFT TECH SUPPORT” in voice chats, and there are other epithets and labellings for others in the world too.

I didn’t read every comment but I didn’t see a single racist one. Probably because they aren’t. You’re wasting your time, and wasting everyone else’s. Advice: stop seeing racism everywhere.

On the other hand, it’s a shame that people don’t trust this open source initiative.

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