From the 1st of November opencores.org will be maintained by ORSoC.
November 27, 2007 -- For a long period of time ORSoC has worked closely to OpenCores, both with the community and with development of the technology. The great benefits of open source IPs have been clearly proven in several projects. There has also been an explosive development in the interest and use of the technology during the last couple of years.
The great interest of OpenCores proves the importance of the site and its “philosophy” – to develop and provide the technology-world with free, open source hardware IPs. To ensure the continuing growth of the site/community ORSoC has decided to accept the mission to maintain and develop OpenCores.
ORSoC will continue to develop and improve OpenCores. We will dedicate resources to work with the site/community which will ensure that the development of IPs will ramp up and the quality of projects and verification will become even higher. In the long term we will also improve the web-site, to make sure it will offer even more services and make it easier for all the skilled engineers to work with IPs at the OpenCores.
ORSoC would like to see cooperation with different companies to create a turbo effect regarding the IP development. We believe there are many companies out there with in-house developed IPs - IPs that is not customer specific and which not is unique for the specific company. If these IPs are placed at OpenCores the IPs will continue to develop and they will be well verified.
ORSoC will also offer companies the possibility to advertise at opencores.org. This will provide an income to enable the site to develop and expand. Opencores.org is visited by millions of engineers from all over the world. Therefore the possibility to advertise at the site is mainly aimed for international companies. We believe that opencores.org is the best available marketplace for offering products/tools/services at the electronic development market.
We have the vision of continued development and improvement of OpenCores – the worlds largest site/community within open source hardware IPs. We hope that all developers and users will continue to contribute to the future of OpenCores.