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Re: [RFC] Application naming


Le 02/02/2017 à 20:20, Pedro Martin a écrit :
> There is still the secret of the meaning of the Ki of Kicad.
> Regards,
> Pedro.

Well, Ki has no meaning.
But Ki has a story.

A long time ago I was looking for a name, a good name.
A good name is a short name, easy to pronounce by anybody, and in this case contains CAD.

Unfortunately, many suitable names (freecad, ecad, eecad, librecad ...) were already in use.

One day, I asked to a friend of mine an idea for this name.

He said: KiCAD.

Great, but was is the meaning of Ki?
My friend's answer: No meaning, but just the first letters of the name of my company.

OK. this name was good for me.

I am guessing I could use the first letters of my son's name or the first letters of the town I was

But Kicad was good enough for me.

Jean-Pierre CHARRAS

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