[Discuss] Open Hardware defintion and eagle files

Andrew Plumb andrew at plumb.org
Fri Sep 14 14:43:14 UTC 2012

Bare in mind that the eagle.dtd is not required to "decode" the schematic or layout XML files, only "validate" them as per what the Eagle tools expect. XML is nice & generic that way.

The file is a useful reference, but good catch on the terms that make it undesirable to use directly in FOSS EDA options.


On 2012-09-14, at 10:29 AM, Mike Dupont wrote:

> Yes, Phillip that is where we are going with our work in the balkans.
> I just got a bad start and am getting hung up on license. I do plan on
> documenting everything and sharing what I learned.
> thanks for this initiative once again, I do feel that it is better
> than what we had before.
> mike
> On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 4:26 PM, phillip torrone <pt at oreilly.com> wrote:
>> hey mike,
>> if you really want to help:
>> -write tutorials on using open tools for design (kicad, geda). post them on instructables, make projects or elsewhere. email links to sites like make, hack-a-day, etc.
>> -make videos show how to use on using open source tools for design (kicad, geda) - post these on yotube, contact the many video-learning efforts out there like kahn, code academy, etc.
>> -show how to convert/import the eagle xml for open tools.
>> -run workshops that teach using these open tools, if you need any badges to award students to show and share their new skills, i can send you some out for free for kicad and geda.
>> cheers,
>> pt
>> On Sep 14, 2012, at 10:12 AM, Mike Dupont <jamesmikedupont at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>> Well, for OSHW to be credible it needs to be clear.
>>> How about a OSHW disclosure process, I felt misled and I am sure more
>>> will be in the future.
>>> lets make a range of licenses like CC has and make it clear what they mean.
>>> you can call OSHW v1 the core license and then add in more "freedoms"
>>> if you want to make it look like a feature and not a bug.
>>> On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 4:10 PM, Bryan Bishop <kanzure at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 1:49 AM, Mike Dupont wrote:
>>>>> I am willing to help with this process if there is interest , maybe
>>>>> for the next version of the license.
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