[Oberon] Re (2): UEFI

Skulski, Wojciech skulski at pas.rochester.edu
Wed Jun 16 19:51:46 CEST 2021

> If we want to get kids and students and hobbyists and research
institutions interested, then the next best thing is the cheapest
available mass-market kit that they can get, and that is the Raspberry Pi.
>A single-core one is £5, $7. A quad-core one is more like $50.

Research institutions are not necessarily doing cheap research. 

Since I have quite some experience with research institutions, both inside and as an outside vendor, I can promise to you that blanket statements are not getting it. We/you need to do lots of homework, get inside, talk to the prospective partners, know their needs, and address these in a very specific and targeted way. Trying to boil all this down to a single number, like $5 or $50, is not getting any close. 

>The _only_ choice is, stay in a tiny niche, and slowly die in it, or get in the big pool and have a _chance_ of growing.

At this point Oberon is not meant for growing in a big pool. Its goals are quite diverse. The 2013 FPGA system was meant to preserve the legacy. It is doing it fairly well. It has potential to do more. I think I know how to put it to good use. It is a lot of work which I am slowly doing. I do not want to speak for other implementations. Let those interested speak for themselves. 


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