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The FOSS EDA ecosystem: public footprint/symbol/resource library

ecosys_edakrill by Tibor 'Igor2' Palinkas on 2017-02-13

Tags: insight, ecosystem, compatibility, tools, export, import, convert, bridge, file, format, file format, library, service, cloud

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Abstract: EDA ecosystem proposal: interchange file format.


I believe the ecosystem idea requires only what's described in this document . Once we have that, or if we have enough resources, in parallel to that, we could also develop some extras. This document describes one of those extras: a public footprint/symbol/resource library.

Service: library repository

How my favorite service would look like

(Meanwhile I've designed, implemented and started a service called edakrill , using these ideas. In the below list I mark points that are already done by edakrill.)