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Re: kicad-pcb.org


On 8/31/2014 5:20 PM, Brian Sidebotham wrote:
> On 30 August 2014 23:13, Cirilo Bernardo <cirilo_bernardo@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: Brian Sidebotham <brian.sidebotham@xxxxxxxxx>
>>> To: Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Cc: KiCad Developers <kicad-developers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>> Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2014 9:19 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [Kicad-developers] kicad-pcb.org
>>> Looks like it just fell over, however I updated
>>> http://www.kicad-pcb.org/display/KICAD/About+KiCad last night with the
>>> information in AUTHORS.txt
>>> There's some more to do, but at least the majority of it is up there.
>>> I'd like to do some info on the individual programs under About KiCad.
>>> I believe Miguel is the guy to speak to.
>>> Best Regards,
>>> Brian.
>>> On 30 August 2014 01:09, Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>  Now that I am the project leader, it would be useful for me to know who
>>>>  the kicad-pcb.org site maintainer is and who has write access so I can
>>>>  enlist (read arm twisting ;)) help getting changes made and keeping
>>>>  things up to date.
>>>>  Thanks,
>>>>  Wayne
>> Is there anyone on the list with web page skills?
>> The 'about kicad' page needs some work so it's a more professional read.
>> Not much is said of SoftPLC for example (from what's there I have no idea
>> who they are) and the wording is awkward.
> This is what I wrote about SoftPLC's involvement in KiCad essentially
> as a placeholder; It's up to Dick what goes in this section and I
> contacted him directly to read and send me any amendments he would
> like to make. So we don't need anyone else, because Dick is the one
> who can complete this section the best.
> Jean-Pierre has cleared up and amended his sponsor section for me.
>> It would also be good to get permission to use logos from the corporate
>> supporters to put up on the 'about' page as well as the main page; we have
>> to be careful about the use of logos and make sure we have appropriate
>> permission to use them where we do. Perhaps the logo negotiations can
>> extend to use in the preface of the documentation as well.
>> Other companies may be more comfortable with testing KiCad for their use
>> if they know that other companies use it successfully and contribute to
>> its development.
> It sounds like Wayne is keen to do a more complete page on Corporate
> sponsor page on the site.
> In my opinion logos should be left out - they are only something that
> will bit rot as companies change their logos; It's easier to just link
> to the corporate website and then there's nothing we need to maintain.
> Best Regards,
> Brian.


Thank you for taking care of this.  Your opinion on logos makes sense to
me.  I just want to ensure that we give proper credit where it's due.  I
think this is something we need to improve.