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Re: Oscad an EDA tool


On 07/01/2013 07:31 AM, Edwin van den Oetelaar wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM, Martijn Kuipers <martijn.kuipers@xxxxxxxxx
> <mailto:martijn.kuipers@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
>     Just wondering if you (the OSCAD team) made any changes to KiCAD. I went to your site,
>     but was unable to find any source code to do a comparison.
>     So, my question is: did you do any enhancement/bug-fixing/changed to KiCAD code ? 
>     Were any of "our" main debs aware of OSCAD launching? It seemed to me to come out of
>     the blue...
>     Kind regards,
>     Martijn
> I have never heard of this.
> Furthermore, no source code, not even a link to the KiCAD sources on the website.
> Looks like somebody made a closed binary installer/distribution and forgot who is doing
> most of the work. 
> I think this is a bad development, not the way to help the project or the users of KiCAD.
> Greetings,
> Edwin van den Oetelaar

Thanks Edwin, let's all keep an eye on this relative to the GPLv2 licensing requirements.

if( distribute_code )
	// read the damn license, do what it says

Their stated intentions seem to comply, while their actions are not in obvious compliance.
Help monitoring this is appreciated.

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