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KiCAD snap package



I've packaged KiCAD 5.1 as a snap package (https://snapcraft.io/) as
well as the libraries: https://github.com/ppd1990/kicad-snap

It is not in the store yet, however a very outdated (also not building
anymore) version is: https://snapcraft.io/kicad-snap
The developer states that he doesn't have the time to maintain it
anymore and so I'd like to take over publishing more up-to-date
packages. Store guidelines recommend using a name without suffix, so
in this case that'd be "kicad" and not "kicad-snap".
However, "kicad" is already registered by some unknown (to me)
developer, but nothing is published under this name.

So my questions are:

Does anyone here hold the registration of the "kicad" name in the snap store?
If yes, would you agree to publish a package under it or transfer the name?

Do you, as a project, have interest in such a package?
If yes, I could request a name transfer of the "kicad" snap name with
the backing of the upstream project.

Thank you for this excellent piece of software and your time


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