good morning everyone there we go there we go so my name is Rick O’Connor I’m the executive director of the new risk 5 foundation and I am very very pleased to be here with with each of you to host the first workshop that the foundation is running the previous two is you probably know where we’re put on by the good folks at Berkeley so not only do they do some pretty cool engineering work they can run workshops too but this is the first one that the foundation is running so we’re proud of that and what that’ll just jump into it get go through some of the logistics of the workshop walk through the agenda with you a little bit of background on risk fire for those of you might be new to it some of this you’ve seen if you’ve seen Chris to give some of his presentations in the past and then an overview of the foundation where we are what’s happened since workshop to the structure some of a little bit of details on the membership by law and bylaws that we’re drafting right now we’re not going to spend a lot of time here because I get to do most of that work on the on the phone with a bunch of lawyers which is a lot of fun and then we’ll wrap it up and get into the the technical sessions so first off great big thank you to our friends here at Oracle they have donated this facility to us for the two days so we were very appreciative of that and thank you to marry oh and carrie and the rest of the team that have helped Tammy and I put this together first and foremost we’re here to learn from each other right so it’s a networking event and I know many of you know each other and that’s great but try not to focus on the people you know try to focus on the people you don’t know so first and foremost the attendee list will be emailed to everybody after the break if you don’t want your name to be included in that list we we gave you that option during registration you might have overlooked it but if you don’t want your name to be included in that list let time you know before the end of the morning break and she’ll take your name off the list but otherwise everybody’s going to get an excel spreadsheet with all the intended aims and contact info alright and as I said for the breaks we’ve tried to structure it such that there’s good half hour breaks you know in the morning and afternoon the lunch lunch breaks our reception during the demo and poster session tonight is two hours long spend time with people that you don’t know as opposed to spending the time with the people you do know I think I’ve got a mistake in the twitter name if there should be a dash before the V but our twitter handle is risk 5 so feel free to you know to to copy tweet out to the twitter handle and we have a risk 5 linkedin company page obviously there’s really only me and tammy that are part of the actual organization but feel free to you know follow that and go to the go there for information and updates and we’ll be launching an updated risk 5-door website towards the end the end of january as well so before we go too far into workshop three we’ll save the date right the good folks at MIT have tentatively pencil sets into the July twelfth and thirteenth at the sea sale status center facility which is quite a cool building if you’ve never been before cool campus i mean if you’ve never been before those buildings aren’t really crooked that’s mean they are really crooked but there’s nothing wrong with the picture that’s that’s the way it’s design is really a really a cool facility so this is tentative right now just you know put your calendar and pencil and we’ll we’ll have updates later as we get this stuff firmed up and clearly like to know when registrations opened up and that’ll probably be you know in the februari March time frame will open up registration so you might have seen some of this from Summit cursus stuff before but in 2010 the team of Berkeley looked at okay they’ve used a bunch of different processor architectures for her research and and in a pedagogical setting for the further programs at school and they were looking at okay what I’m gonna do next and clearly they have some of the obvious choices were x86 and arm and you know impossible and mostly impossible in those two cases and complex and too complex kind of you know challenges and certainly IP issues on both so they said about okay but why don’t we just you know sort of crank up a little three-month project here and resurrect some of the older work that we’ve done and have a clean slate is a so that was 2010 with their three much Brad through month project and then four years later in May of 2014 the the initial base spec was released and lots of work intervening work and tape outs along the way good work and I think a lot of people were sort of following and

looking at I’m going hey this is kind of cool so wrist five the V right it’s Roman numeral five was was chosen as a name because it’s really the fifth generation of risk work that you know the school had had taken on with risk one part Patterson and tendencies were dating back to nineteen eighty one right so the stuffs been around for a while in terms of the original work but that’s in case you didn’t know that’s that’s where the the name has come from and and then i guess it was at the first workshop kirsten and some of the others invited me to attend the first workshop as an attendee last january i guess in monterey and has started talking about you know we have a lot of interest industry interest and beyond academic interest in the ISA and we think we want to create an open standards body and asked if I’d help do that and when by the time we got to the second workshop in June we were pretty convinced that this that was a way to go and for those of you that were there we had a few breakout sessions talking about what that might look like and how we could get started and get off the ground and then in in August of this past summer and 2015 we filed Articles of Incorporation so visit you know the verse 5 foundation is a legal nonprofit organization with what legal standing which is cool so with that what are we intending to do right so the foundation it’s a nonprofit consortium right and we’re charted to standardize and protect the ISA and just the ice and we’ll talk about that a little more but we also want to make sure that we have a strong community of support for both the hardware and software ecosystem around it and it most importantly we see this as an architecture that can be used in all computing devices right so from very deeply embedded IOT kinds of things to really high-end server class processors so why do we want a viable what are the benefits of from a viable and freely open is a what we think we can have a tremendous impact on innovation and and free open market competition rate from when I’m really impressed with since I’ve been working with the community is the number of Mike Otis a one-man band because it might sound a little derogatory but literally very small team one man band kinds of guys doing stuff that is very interesting and I think can have a significant impact in the community and when you think about that from a processor design and architecture standpoint it’s not really opportunity to do that with some of the some of the more more mainstream mainstream course out there while we’re not going to be focusing on it encores and open source cores within the foundation we really think this this platform will provide for the opportunity for open sourcing cores and designs and there’s there’s many of you that are involved in that already and I mentioned the IOT you know down to as little as a dollar kind of requirement as well the biggest challenge with most of these computing platforms as a software right want the software to last for a good long time and having a common is a infrastructure that is not controlled by any single or single entity but is controlled by the community can can certainly lengthen the the viability of that software and the really interesting part is a lot of the stuff that’s going on there’s by my count there’s something in the range of 30 to 40 educational institutions around the world right now playing with wrist five and it I think the last bullet is very interesting right make that educational platform far more real in terms of commute commercial realization yeah I think can be very interesting I mentioned earlier right so what this foundation is is chartered with is the spec for the ISA not open source course there will be open source cores and we’ll have you know a lot of probably a lot of tools a lot of sub groups that are helping to facilitate that but when we start talking about the licensing models and the bylaws of the organization it is around the governance of the ISA so I guess the number one main principle of the organ of the of the organization is that the ISA will

remain free and open and publicly available online for everyone regardless of whether you remember or not right for use there will be some restrictions around use in order to maintain compatibility that what we’re trying to have and and part of that is going to be we we want to it’s interesting right it’s it’s a it’s a little bit of a challenge that we’re that we as a community are up against we want it to be free and available to everyone but we certainly don’t want it to bifurcate and I’m branch and have risked five light or whatever right a whole number of derivatives that inherently end up breaking that compatibility so you know we’ll have publicly available test Suites and we also want to encourage people to give back and work into the community so the trademarks associated with what the foundation and the standard will be only available to licensed by members in particular who have commercially motive product right so if it’s a non commercial project or operation they’ll be the ability to use with the name r is five and the logos and so on what will be there but if it’s commercially motivated we’re going to want you to be a member to be to be able to have access to that so the main function right is is be the official source right so the the Berkeley guys are fantastic and part of the part of the challenge for for us will be to transition that to get people condition to working into the foundation than the organization the results from the foundation as the official source of risk five related material and and of which the Berkeley folks will be contributing but as opposed to 0 ris 5 and go to berkeley right so that’s not something that’s going to happen overnight but the official source for information about risk 5 the maintenance of the online repositories and everything associated with with us what the specs and these events will be two per view the foundation we’re drafting right now an open source licensing model that tries to take the best at a bsd GPL Creative Commons and so on and and has the appropriate treatment for an ISA I mean what we’re doing actually which is actually kind of exciting is hasn’t been done yet in the industry right there is no real open source is a with a licensing model that lets anybody do whatever they want with it from a either from a research standpoint or from a commercial standpoint that will also have long-term viability right so it’s an interesting challenge and opportunity for for for all of us I talked already about the trademarks and and licensing of those trademarks and one of the things that we’re also doing you’ll see it in one of the posters and the new site will have it as well is we want to maintain a repository of all public domain is a literature and he expired patents just a history so we already talked about risk one and two and sore and spur and so on in terms of the genealogy we want to we want to capture where risk 5 came from right and and as much of the publicly available information around the ISA that we can and have that available to members as well to everyone so how will we be organized there will be a board of directors with 7 plus members and the the membership will will vote on re-election of those the initial board will be appointed so right now the risk 5 foundation as an organization has one sole director and it’s gusta and together with you know different advisers we will appoint the initial board based on some of the early support that we’ve had for launching the foundation and that board will be appointed with staggered staggered seats and then subsequent re election or appointment of new board members will be voted on by the membership and the board is ultimately responsible for filling the mission of the organization which will be captured both in the bylaws and the membership agreements that we’re drafting right now one of the things that one is probably the most important thing of that the board will do is the appointment or creation of these ad hoc committees so that what I referred to earlier the technical committee and marketing committee and send subcommittees within the organization they will ultimately report to the board one of the in my experience with open standards governance one of the things

that’s important is that we have as broad a net participation as we can but still have some modicum of control and direction to be able to make decisions and make forward progress right so it’s a it’s almost a conflicting set of requirements and a thin a thin line that we need that we need to to walk but what the board will be doing in terms of these technical and marketing committees proposals will come from membership as to hey we need to work on this if we have a number of members that are interested in working on that together they put together a proposal that goes into either the Technical Marketing Committee that gets approved by the board and then off we go and there we have it right so that work product that comes out of those technical working committees and subcommittees will be ratified by that group and then recommended for you know release publication to the board not sure how this will look right now but given the global interest that we have in risk 5 will certainly have regional committees and regional chapters to who to help provide you know local local support in the in New in those communities by the way all of the discussion around how the foundation is shaped that you know what’s in these slides is a work in progress and questions comments criticisms are all welcomed right this is this is not me or kirsta or Dave or anybody else saying this is the way it’s going to be this is some stuff on the wall if it sticks great we’ll go with it if we want to shape it in different ways then then we well so membership structure notionally kind of looks like this platinum gold silver auditing and end individuals right so you don’t have to be part of a corporation to to be a member if that’s what if that’s how you want to participate regardless of level of membership when it comes to either voting on specs or elective you know board board members it’s one company one boat so if you’re a large organization like maybe the one that we’re in today and you know there’s 50 or 60 people potentially participating in various committees and so on we don’t get 50 or 60 votes on behalf of Oracle right auricle it gets one vote on whatever it’s being voted on at that time so there’s various levels of funding funding fees suggested here and part of the part of the stratifying of these this structure here is also to back up folks who are interested in sharing task groups chairing the ad hoc committees and or running for board seats all right so it and all of this can be overridden if you will or voted on by the board in terms of if we have a subject matter expert who’s an individual contributor and an individual member and we want that subject matter expert to be a chair of a particular task group we can decide to do that right so this is a normative set of membership classes that will be in the bylaws that will work from so the other part that it’s that is kind of interesting the first year here of getting off the ground like I said we created the organization six months ago we have this notion of founding member status which will run through the first year of operation where we really want to recognize and thank the entities that have helped us get the foundation off the ground and that’ll run through to the workshop that we’re hosting at MIT in July and so the folks who have helped us so far get started are part of this group and I’m really really proud and a little humbled actually to say that we have 16 different member companies who have given us cash right to help get the foundation off the ground and given us expertise and support as we’ve been drafting bylaws and membership agreements some some feedbacks comes sooner than others and that’s okay but I want to just take a moment to to talk through each of these are two you name them at least alphabetically so there’s a bunch of folks in the room here so blue speck and Draper and Google and hewlett-packard microsemi Oracle and I five are all platinum level sponsors and we’re very very appreciative of that we have a number of of gold and silver sponsors and microcode aesop great

research lattice low-risk our own logic Rumble development centocor and techno Lucien and as I said earlier I’ve been pretty impressed with the level of innovation and uptake of the technology some of these companies you may have heard of some of these you may not have heard of but to just literally come out of the woodwork and start saying hey this is great I want to participate so thank you to our sponsors so as I said we incorporated in August we are a 501 C 6 for those of you that care about the IRS designation nonprofit organization similar to the NFL I’m not kidding the NFL is a 501 c 6 nonprofit organization we might not generate the revenue they generate we have 16 launch fund contributors to date and they’ve been helping at the platinum level we started at the platinum level with a what the bylaw review will be extending that to the rest of the group here shortly and the point of that is we want to get a board of directors in place so that we can get some our initial ad hoc committees in place and the technical marketing side ratify the membership agreements instead of bylaws so far when I say they’ve signed up what they’ve signed as a term sheet that says here we like what you’re doing take some money and get started so we wanted to get to is assigned a ratified set of bylaws and a ratified sort of membership agreements that subsequent companies that joins say before the the workshop and in July will be signing real membership agreements there’s really two key terms in the in the membership agreement that we’re drafting right now and that is how the how the license for the actual is a and and any related technologies and this is the part that’s going to get challenging in terms of what’s referred to as the member license and then the core license so the way that the by the way we should have had this in the slide we’re getting excellent legal advice from one of the larger IP and and legal firms in the world actually company called Denton’s here in the palo alto office stafford Matthews has been been a tremendous help to me as we go through this but the notion is that the member being a member will will mean that it’s a license of one the foundation too many and and and all members members well part will benefit from how that license is structured and any contributions and improvements that members make that are contributed back and you don’t have to contribute everything but anything that you do contribute back comes back to the foundation and then goes back into the original member license as a one-to-many distribution so the member license is that one too many distribution and the core license is what a potential member brings back based on their contribution or improvements that get made to the specification stack we are having some discussion around how the intellectual intellectual property rights and copyrights are licensed and treated in the membership agreement and whether those should be carved out as separate agreements just to allow for the upkeep and maintenance of those and potentially had individual treatment but that’ll hope that will come out in the wash the bylaws are really the the written definition of how how we say we want to behave as an organization so it defines the overall roles of the foundation all the membership levels that we talked about earlier what the board does one of the things that’s an important step is getting close to a set of bylaws and and that describes the role of the board in order to be able to then issue invitations for individuals to join the board because in order to my opinion in order respond to that invitation you kind of need to know what you’re being invited to do is that so the bylaws defines that and also also will define committee responsibilities in terms of how the specs are developed how we’re treated and one of the one of the main tenants that will be in the bylaws is that regardless of the work that’s being done as a minimum every piece spective element must go through public consultation whether so so what that means is outside the membership and and committees can decide to go through multiple stages of public consultation if they want but as a minimum before respect gets ratified it will have gone through at least one stage of public consultation and review right so that’s part of the notion of anybody will be able to at least look at this and see it

and participate that’s my last slide so since August 16 companies billing up to the bar so thank you very much for that we got some bylaws and membership stuff under way hopefully we’ll get the board signed up in in January here and then mark that date down for the fourth workshop