Defining an open-source verification methodology is a lot more difficult than just developing an open-source simulator. This is the reality facing open-source hardware such as RISC-V. Some people may be asking for the corresponding open-source verification, but that is a much tougher problem — and it is not going to be solved in the short term.

Part one examined the reasons why open-source verification may make sense and the large amount of commercial software that is needed to do this today. This article will examine the role that various organization can play in the creation or support of a verification flow and the progress being made towards pieces of that becoming open-source.

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