Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Dec 2010 23:06 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Microsoft "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."
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Sweet Microsoft Research!
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 16th Dec 2010 00:15 UTC
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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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