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RISC-V Business: Tech Foundation Moving to Switzerland Because of Geopolitical Concerns

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The RISC-V Foundation will incorporate in Switzerland, in a bid to calm "concerns of political disruption to the open collaboration model."

Credit: RISC-V Foundation

The RISC-V Foundation, which directs the development of an open-source instruction set architecture for CPUs, will incorporate in Switzerland. Currently it is a non-stock corporation in Delaware, USA.

RISC-V enables open-source hardware. "The worldwide interest in RISC-V is not because it is a great new chip technology, the interest is because it is a common free and open standard to which software can be ported, and which allows anyone to freely develop their own hardware to run the software," according to the foundation.

Why move to Switzerland? "Incorporation in Switzerland has the effect of calming concerns of political disruption to the open collaboration model … the move reduces concern that a government would restrict the actions of an open source organization," the group said.


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