Author: Gareth Halfacree

Gareth Halfacree is a technology journalist and technical author best known for his work on the Raspberry Pi User Guide and an upcoming book covering the BBC’s micro:bit project. A keen open source advocate and RISC-V fan, Gareth is responsible for curating our fortnightly community round-up posts.
SPDX

SPDX, the Software Package Data Exchange Specification, Becomes an Official ISO/IEC Standard

The Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) specification, designed to ease tracking, communication, and compliance of provenance, licence, security, and other supply chain matters, has been formally published by ISO/IEC JTC 1 as the ISO/IEC 5962:2021 standard. “SPDX plays an important role in building more trust and transparency in how software… Read More

Wavious Releases a RISC-V LPDDR4x/5 PHY as an Apache-Licensed Open-Source Project

Wavious, a fabless semiconductor company which offers a platform based on mix-and-match “chiplets,” has launched a RISC-V-powered open-source LPDDR4x/5 PHY – under the permissive Apache 2.0 licence. “We are strong believers in open-source hardware and software,” the company said in its announcement, “and Wavious is dedicated to making significant contributions… Read More