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Re: A few strategy suggestions for the project


Hello guys,
I think it would be quite important that:

- the kicad version that you normally gets with apt-get (or
equivalent) is updated to a more recent one.
- the page https://launchpad.net/kicad gets a little better look and content
- the page page kicad.sourceforge.net/ gets deleted.

this is my 2c.


On Sun, Apr 1, 2012 at 6:34 PM, Dan Chianucci <trump211dev@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I'm new here, but I've been following for quite a while.  I think that what
> Dick said is a good idea on the whole.
> A few suggestions for fundraising would be:
> 1) Kick-start:  I don't know what the incentives for donating to the project
> would be... perhaps a greater say in what gets developed next?
> www.kickstart.org
> 2) Google summer of code:  Basically get money from google to pay a college
> intern to write software.  They would need a mentor though and I'm not sure
> that there is anyone with enough time to devote to that
>     I know that the gimp project has used this successfully in the past...
> http://code.google.com/soc/
> 3)  Have a donate button somewhere on the website.  I'm not sure where the
> money would go or if there is some sort of account set up for the Kicad
> project.
> 4) I know Fabrizio Tappero mentioned this a few days back, but I really
> think that the Kicad website should be centralized.  For me at least, it is
> very frustrating trying to find something when there are multiple places to
> look.
>     It seems as though some information is in one place and the rest in
> another.  I think that if everything was centralized it would make fore a
> more professional looking website, and in turn make the kicad project as a
> whole look
>     more professional.
>        here is a link to Fabrizios original post:
> https://lists.launchpad.net/kicad-developers/msg07772.html
> 5) Finally, I think that for Kicad to really take off it needs to be
> advertised like crazy.  Competing products like eagle are constantly
> mentioned on sites like hackaday and sparkfun.  We should try to
>     get kicad projects mentioned on tech sites like these.  It might not get
> the attention of huge corporations, but it would definitely get more
> potential users to try kicad.
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