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Re: gEDA-user: FYI [Fwd: [Balloon] Balloon 4]

On Sat, 2011-01-15 at 01:42 +0100, Kai-Martin Knaak wrote:
> Peter Clifton wrote:
> >> It is intended that these will be published in Altium format as that
> >> is the CAD package of choice for the design process.
> Why not geda in the first place?

I've mentioned some reasons in other emails - I'll let people know if I
find out anything concrete.

> >> However we will also explore the possibility of publishing the files
> >> for one of the Open ECAD packages such as gEDA.
> How would the conversion be performed?

Unclear at this point.

> >> The BOHL will be modified to encompass this change and the onus will
> >> be on organisations that decide to use the Balloon 4 design to make
> >> the instantiations they create Open and available for purchase.
> Those who use the schematics are required to make the resulting device
> available for purchase? How would this be enforced? 

That wording did strike me as odd. If I get talking to them, I'll ask
about it.

Peter Clifton

Electrical Engineering Division,
Engineering Department,
University of Cambridge,
9, JJ Thomson Avenue,

Tel: +44 (0)7729 980173 - (No signal in the lab!)
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