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Old February 25, 2011, 09:27 AM
JefeMixtli JefeMixtli is offline
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Default Conflicting information on T-bird licensing

I'm confused about the issue of licensing with t-bird (imho. much easier to pronounce). I wonder if you someone could clear this up:

From HC:
We should also mention that while USB is an open format, Thunderbolt isnít. This means companies who wish to implement Intelís new technology will incur the cost of a controller chip and any potential royalties associated with it.
From AnandTech:
Apple learned its lesson after FireWire licensing slowed adoption - the Thunderbolt port and controller specification are entirely Intelís. Similarly, thereís no per-port licensing fee or royalty for peripheral manufacturers to use the port or the Thunderbolt controller.
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