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July 27, 2013, 09:09:52 AM
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I noticed recently some adds for the 4g/h little BitFury ASIC miner and I thought, "wow, this looks awesome". I was really interested to follow the link and would love to buy one, UNTIL, I noticed the TM sign and the picture pointing out that they plan to "protect our Intellectual Property (IP).

Besides insulting the intelligence of everyone who doesn't work there, I find the idea of IP an abhorrent reminder that there are still people in this world who believe that just because they thought of something, no one else is allowed to think of it.

When will the majority of people be more open minded to our ability to see through walls. You cannot keep a secret like this and expect everyone to just say "yeah, we aren't worthy to think of that".

So to everyone at BitFury, I hope your little ASIC is ripped of by some clever Chinese people selling it for half the price. And to everyone else who would like to stand up for the "right" of IP to tell others what to do, tell someone who cares.

Sincerely,

Taking IP and throwing it under a bus

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July 31, 2013, 12:29:06 PM
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What is wrong with protect IP, I'm sure you also doesn't want someone copy your hardwork.
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July 31, 2013, 01:04:52 PM
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What is wrong with protect IP, I'm sure you also doesn't want someone copy your hardwork.

Quelling healthy competition!
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July 31, 2013, 01:08:22 PM
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IP is evil

Please be consistent and stop using your Iphone 3 GS.

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July 31, 2013, 01:12:22 PM
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I'm not sure i'm following -- what open-source cpu is running your open-source mobo?  After BitFury spends millions on R&D, you want them to post masks & share?
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July 31, 2013, 04:09:20 PM
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I'm not sure i'm following -- what open-source cpu is running your open-source mobo?  After BitFury spends millions on R&D, you want them to post masks & share?

I don't expect them to post masks or anything like that, but I expect a degree of reverse engineering, etc. to create something very similar.
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July 31, 2013, 05:42:48 PM
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I'm not sure i'm following -- what open-source cpu is running your open-source mobo?  After BitFury spends millions on R&D, you want them to post masks & share?

I don't expect them to post masks or anything like that, but I expect a degree of reverse engineering, etc. to create something very similar.

I'm sure they'll provide the typical white papers with pinouts & stuff.  The bitcoin ASIC business is sort-of weird anyhow, i'm not sure how much everyone would benifit from more, faster ASICs...
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