[Cerowrt-devel] [bufferbloat-fcc-discuss] arstechnica confirms tp-link router lockdown

David Lang david at lang.hm
Sat Mar 12 20:00:57 EST 2016

On Sat, 12 Mar 2016, Wayne Workman wrote:

> I understand that Broadcom was paid to develop the Pi, a totally free board.

No, Broadcom created a video processor with an embedded ARM cpu. An engineer who 
works at Broadcom got permission to create a board based on this chip outside of 
Broadcom on his own time. This board was the original Pi.

Broadcom does not develop the Pi or special chips for the Pi. The Pi designers 
watch what Broadcom makes available and makes use of those chips in their 

David Lang

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