Reply to post: Hardware blueprints of a GPU... ok...

AMD dials 911, emits DMCA takedowns after miscreant steals a load of GPU hardware blueprints, leaks on GitHub

Luiz Abdala

Hardware blueprints of a GPU... ok...

Hardware blueprints of a GPU... ok...

How many fabs around the world can use such a thing to make a graphics card? How many are Chinese in property? Aren't we talking about 7nm-ish blueprints here? Not world+dog has the machinery to reproduce this thing. Huawei? We are not talking about a VW Beetle here, where everybody that can weld two pieces of steel together or operate a steel foundry can do it.

On the other hand, PUBLISHING this stuff make a fantastic Right to Repair™ repository. "This +3V signal goes into chip #4654 over there" and stuff. People on the repair business would love some schematics sometimes.

Yeah, piracy is ugly and all that, they are entirely correct in the DMCA, but the point is ... meh?

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