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Subject: Re: I am interested in making AutoTRAX EDA open source.
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Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2003 11:15:37 +0100
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Organization: Slovenija OnLine - SiOL
"Kevin Aylward" wrote in message
> Wouter van Ooijen (www.voti.nl) wrote:
> >> But he is not the only one who succeeds, there are 10000's of
> >> companies all making money writing and selling Windows based
> >> software.
> > OK, so the BG argument has been dropped :(
> > So you are satisfied with what those 10..0's of companies are selling
> > you?
> Not relevant. I buy it, as do millions of others. That's all the
I disagree with that. While Open Source is far from the claims of fanatical
proponents, in our view it has its very tangible merits and we are slowly
but certainly moving to Linux. I'm not in any rush. At the moment, Windows
are running fine, and I took my time to learn. I plan to roll a few LFS
(Linux From Scratch) versions and stabilize my version, which we will use in
years to come.
I love Open Source, not so much because the lower TCO, but simply because of
Open Source philosophy. I don't mind paying for Suse 8.1 half as much as I
did for Win2k, given the freedom it offers me.
WRT decent CAD/CAM program, I agree that it would be time to see some simple
and effective CAD tool for Linux. I still love Tango for DOS and think that
something like that with a copper pour and a few minor adjustments cold
become tremendously popular...
We have one Tango-DOS (bought for some $400 5/6 years ago) licence and were
looking for another, but Accel refused to sell it (No, I don't want
Accel-EDA.) . I REALLY wouldn't mind paying similar money for OS Linux
I know about Eagle, but frankly they have IMHO overpriced the program, which
is far from Tango's elegance and power. Besides, it is not Open Source.
I would love to help with OS EDA, but I'm still very new to C, C++, gcc and
I will be unuseable in that respect for at least next 6 months or so.