opencores.org seems to be down... --Jdiemer 14:50, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
- Works for me --126.96.36.199 20:14, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
opencores.org seems to be down since Friday 3:00, 22 July 2011 and up again Monday 8:00, 25 July 2011 (UTC)... --hkartadi 3:00, 25 July 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk)
OpenCores is often offline
The problem of opencores.org is that it is offline very often. This should not happen, since the site has many advertimesnts on it from international companiese, i.e. they have should the money to buy and fix thier cheap/bad software and hardware. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 11:58, 29 January 2008 (UTC)
- I note that the date of this comment is around the time ORSoC AB took over OpenCores. It could well be that just prior to this there were problems. I haven't noticed any particular availability problems in the last 9 months. Jeremybennett (talk) 16:32, 6 March 2009 (UTC)
OpenCores requires personal information for downloads
Opencores requires personal information for downloads. This seems antithetical to their open source goals; it may not cost money, but I shouldn't have to pay for it by divulging personal information either. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 22:24, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
Indeed! I just tried to register so I could download the OpenRISC documentation. They asked for all sorts of info about my workplace, name/phone/address, experience, and so on. They get very personal, with the form even having an entry for position! I told them, but I really don't think they have any business asking what position I like. :-) Also I live in Antarctica. My other skills are nunchucks, bowhunting, and computer hacking.
At the end of all that questioning, I'm told that they will consider adding me. That's it. Maybe they will send an email to email@example.com and maybe not.
WTF? Seriously, they ask **way** too many questions. It would be wonderful if somebody would get past all that nonsense and then put the data (LGPL mainly!) up on a truly open web site.
- No one else has commented, but I'm sure you are correct. Jeremybennett (talk) 18:34, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
- I've changed it Jeremybennett (talk) 12:07, 28 February 2009 (UTC)
I'd like to add a little about the history of OpenCores. I'd appreciate any help with references. Damjan Lampret, one of the founding team, states they started in 1999, but the earliest external reference I can find is on CNET in 2000 . I also have an EE Times article about ORSoC taking over OpenCores in late 2007 . I've always understood there was some sort of relationship with Flextronics. If anyone can provide a reference to this, I'd appreciate it. Thanks. Jeremybennett (talk) 18:32, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
Dubious: In October 2010 it reached 95000 registered users
1, It is currently mid September 2010. 2, The opencores site (opencores.org) currently states there are more than 95000 registered users. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 20:08, 16 September 2010 (UTC)
There may well be 95000 people who registered using a throw-away email account so that they could download something. You could do that, forget the nearly-useless account, then make a new account a year later in the same way. Probably 99% of the accounts are used just once, to download a PDF. Speaking of which, anybody have copies on a truly open web site? 22.214.171.124 (talk) 05:05, 17 October 2010 (UTC)