[OH Updates] Degrees of open-ness in EDA (and CAD in general)
pt at oreilly.com
Sat Sep 3 15:58:40 PDT 2011
can you write up what's needed for gEDA in a couple paragraphs? i'll post it up on MAKE. be specific and what folks who want to help need to do and how to contact/join the gEDA community.
what is egeda
why it matters
what is needed and why
how to join in
feel free to send it to the list here and i'll grab it from here assuming no one has an additions to it.
On Sep 3, 2011, at 6:54 PM, John Griessen wrote:
> On 09/03/2011 03:50 PM, Pierce Nichols wrote:
>> Taking those over to KiCAD or geda by
>> hand would be a big time hit... time that I could be using to do any
>> number of other things.
> Developing translators between these truly open formats is important, and needs
> promotion and enlisting of many volunteers. The time available from the core project
> volunteers is small. They don't volunteer to "be of service to the universe",
> but rather to get things done that they want. So, enlisting more volunteers is
> the most important thing to do.
> On 09/03/2011 04:42 PM, Andrew Back wrote:
> >> It is intractable by volunteers, yes. The corp versions are
> >> > incomplete though, so theirs are not fully usable either.
> > This sounds to me like something a proprietary UNIX vendor might have
> > said to Stallman or Torvalds many years ago.
> I speak as an active gEDA volunteer of testing, documenting and little bit of coding.
> You don't seem to realize what a tiny amount of effort has created FOSS tools.
> It's a limited resource. Promoting to get more volunteers is what is needed,
> and they need to be cooperative sorts, not "my way or the highway" types.
> Are you a coder? Are you offering time for the gEDA pcb project or gschem and gnetlist?
> John Griessen
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