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News Intel backtracks on benchmark-banning microcode licence

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 24 Aug 2018.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Chicken76

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    Shouldn't it be "the idea" ?

    Banning benchmarks, seriously?
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Yes, it should. Fixed, ta!
    They're in good company: you try publishing a benchmark of Oracle's database, see what happens.
     
  4. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    Good luck trying to enforce that policy anyway.
     
  5. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Don't VMWare also ban bencharks on/of VMs using their wares?
     
  6. preservedmoose

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    "that forbid users" - forbits (present tense) or forbade (past tense) surely.
     
  7. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Haven't scoured the licence, but the fact that VMmark is a thing suggests not.
    It's been a long week... Fixed, ta! (Also, great example of Muphry's Law, there!)
     
  8. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    Bets on whoever was assigned to prepare the release paperwork getting a bollocking for just copy&pasting the license for the pre-release test firmware (wot done gets sent to mobo manufacturers and the like before any sort of public rollout)?
     
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