EE Times: Synopsys turns to open-source licensing

[ Thanks to james
for this link. ]

“Synopsys Inc. plans to adapt a free open-source licensing
structure for standards it holds in its Technology Access Program
(TAP-in). The announcement is scheduled for Tuesday (April 18) at
the fifth biannual Interoperability Developers Forum in Los Gatos,

“In the coming months, Synopsys will first release its Liberty
package – STAMP and .lib – as well as the Synopsys Design
Constraints (SDC) format along with parsers and syntax checkers for
both formats through open-source licensing and will follow with
other standards later in the year.”

This release, however, is not the first time that Synopsys
has announced a standard through an open-source license