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Re: Feedback and wishlist
Werner Almesberger <werner@...>
Wed, 1 Jul 2009 07:00:29 -0700
Vesa Solonen wrote:
> It's at most up to Alfons to decide. See:
So he's not excluding the possibility of opening it. Good !
With the Linux kernel, we once had a rather bad experience with
depending on a proprietary tool: the BitKeeper episode.
In my opinion, the lesson to be learned from this was that you
can't build something that's shared by all on a basis that
belongs to one and is subject to the whims and fate of that
person or company.
There was also the cultural disconnect of a piece of software
that cannot be altered and adapted being a central part of the
workflow of people for whom one of the main reason for being
involved is in fact the ability to adapt things.
> Anyway it is a fine piece of software and I must applaud Alfons for making
> it available. I wouldn't want to see it getting "lost" for whatever
> reasons and that's why opening would make sense sometime.
>From all I've heard, it's a great piece of software and I think
it would be good if we could think of it in terms of something
truly liberating, not as a golden cage.
> Last, but not least ideas from Kicadocaml should be considered too.
I must say that I found this one very impressive. The layer
selection is close to what I would like to see pcbnew and the
push router goes in the same direction.