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Re: Library License


For wider adoption, may be a LGPL / MIT or BSD license would make more sense.

In my opinion the libraries may be license neutral, or public domain.

It would be great if companies started using Kicad for normal
development without
any legal problems.

2012/3/21 Kenta Yonekura <millstir@xxxxxxxxx>:
> Dear All,
> I have a question for KiCad default library.
> Now, it's released under GPLv2.
> http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~kicad-lib-committers/kicad/library/revision/113/COPYRIGHT.txt
> If I make a '.sch', '.brd' or any gerber data using it, my data will
> become GPLed?
> When I checked some files that I made using default library,
> '.sch' file does not contain any datas from default library
> but '.brd' file seems to contain those..
> In this case, as far as I know, '.brd' file is definitely GPLed and
> also '.mod' files that were
> used to make '.brd' file become GPLed. If this '.brd' file is made
> with '.sch' file,
> it's also become GPLed, of course '.lib' files used in 'sch' file become GPLed.
> I don't know whether the gerber data become GPLed or not.
> I want to know how to make gerber datas which were not released under GPL.
> Thanks,
> Kenta
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