Originally Posted by luncheon
GPLed firmware sounds cool! This means the user can reverse engineer the board in order to build similar FPGA based accelerators? This may be the start of something bigger than just an A500 turbo board...
If that's the only intention... yes, you could do that. Looking at the price for a production run (easily EUR 20k or more), it might make more sense to work _with_ the original team to enhance it and make further products possible.
Otherwise it's just a way of killing it right after the first batch. I don't see how it would pay off, if there'd be e.g. five projects competing to deliver e.g. 30 boards each.