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MIPS Processor ISA To Be Open-Sourced In 2019
The MIPS ISA will be open-sourced with both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions opening up and will be free of any licensing or royalty fees as well as access to existing MIPS patents.
All the details on the "open-source MIPS" will be made available in Q1'2019. This is being done by Wave Computing's MIPS Open initiative.
This decision to open-source MIPS comes following the growing interest in the open-source RISC-V instruction set architecture.
More details on today's "opening" can be found via the Wave Computing press release.