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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.
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.