[Discuss] [Open Manufacturing] Re: Open Source Hardware Documentation Jam, New York City, April 26-28

Javier Serrano Javier.Serrano at cern.ch
Thu Mar 7 22:39:45 UTC 2013

Replying to oshwa.org only. I usually try to not crosspost. Feel free to
redistribute as you wish.

On 03/07/2013 11:25 PM, Bryan Bishop wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 3:58 PM, Javier Serrano <Javier.Serrano at cern.ch> wrote:
>> What we are focusing our OSHW effort on these days is design tools. We
>> are contributing to Icarus Verilog and Kicad [1]. I think this is the
> I am curious, does that mean CERN has someone specifically allocated
> to verilog and kicad? That would be really exciting news.

So far we have only contributed by asking companies to do development.
You can grep the iverilog and Kicad sources for CERN copyright notices
to see where we have contributed. And this year we had the opportunity
to bring a student using CERN's technical student program. He has only
been with us for a week, and he's planned to work full time on Kicad
this year.

>> biggest hurdle for effective sharing right now, and I hope this year and
> File format compatibility?

Yes, that and market fragmentation and long learning curves. Our main
source of inspiration is Free Software. Software people never asked
themselves if other people could read their sources and use them and
modify them easily. They had gcc and vi/emacs from day one.



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