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I tried to download architecture documents but I can not progress beyond the “View License Agreement” page.
There is no “Accept License Agreement” on that page and I can only close that page with no action.
I am using Chromium on Ubuntu 16.04.
Agreed. It seems an unnecessary barrier for something that is supposed to be open. RISC-V for example doesn’t require any kind of essay for download. If you really want to be open, in the modern sense, I would suggest the cores should be on github where people can freely fork them. Why would someone choose a ISA that maintains strict control over one that one that is more open? A gilded cage is still a cage. I think most would prefer freedom.
To quote Princess Leia from Star Wars: “The more you tighten your grip…, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.”
I hope for the best for this project, but it is already late (vs the (currently) more open RISC-V). Don’t make it too little, too late.
I very much agree with you.
I applied to download MIPS OPEN information last week.
They tell me “Your download request is awaiting approval. We aim to approve all download requests within 3 working days.”
But it has been a week, and I have not received a reply.
I am very disappointed.
Sorry for the delay. We had a small glitch in our server that caused some backlog. We have fixed this now. Your download request is now approved.
Sorry again for the inconvenience. Please feel free to contact us if you face any further issues.
Thank you for your interest in MIPS Open. Our team has sent an email to your email used for registration, requesting for additional information required for approval. We will approve the request as soon as we receive and review the information.
I have already provided relevant information through email, and after the last reply email was sent, no email needed to provide other information or to correct the information was received. I don’t know whether I’ve accepted the request or refused it.