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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,
> 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.
> 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.