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Re: Idea for getting funds for KiCad,


To me, it sounds good, but probably I'm pretty naïve on these subjects.

In case this idea is supported, let me throw some cards on the table as
well: same thing for component suppliers. One button BOM -> component
order, with real time prices. Hardest part, I believe, would be associating
schematic components and supplier part numbers.



Tomé Veríssimo
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On 21 November 2012 20:38, Miguel Angel Ajo Pelayo <miguelangel@xxxxxxx>wrote:

> It could be a "brain fart", but I wanted to share it before I forget, and
> see what you think,
>     Ok, just imagine, that we arranged a server for KiCad, that had a pool
> of PCB manufacturers, great,
> then users in KiCad, at "manufacture time" could have access to this pool
> right from KiCad, easily, instantly quoted
> on parameters provided by each manufacturer. Nice feature for all users.
>     Then, how to monetize it, and gather funds to keep KiCad getting
> developed where we want it:
>       Option A): charge a % from the manufacturer, harder to control, as
> we must know that the transaction happened correctly.
>       Option B): let the PCB manufacturer providers pay monthly (auction
> style) to go up in the list.
>       What do you think about it?
>     Greetings!, mike
> Miguel Angel Ajo
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