enable new usecases
FPGA might be usefull in cases currently not imagined by the commercial toolmakers like generating the FPGA bitstream on an embedded processor or a mobile phone.
For enabling new use cases, the tools need to be flexible so that they can be adapted to the new needs and integrated with other components of the stack. Open Source has proven many times in the past that it is an enabler for creative usage of technology.
We are curious what will spread up from this.