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Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2016 19:40:05 GMT
From: falcon AT ivan DOT Harhan DOT ORG (Mychaela Falconia)
Message-Id: <1601261940.AA02875@ivan.Harhan.ORG>
To: geda-user AT delorie DOT com
Subject: Re: [geda-user] [pcb] poll: burried/blind vias vs. pcb and pcb-rnd (How ?)
Reply-To: geda-user AT delorie DOT com

DJ Delorie <dj AT delorie DOT com> wrote:

> If you can afford a custom ASIC, you can afford a top-end EDA package,

... and that top-end EDA package would be PROPRIETARY software, likely
requiring a proprietary OS underneath.  What about those of us who can
afford to fab PCBs with blind & buried vias, can afford a license for
PADS/Altium/etc if we wanted that software, but simply want to do our
work in Free Software instead of the proprietary kind?  Free as in
freedom, not price.

The latter reason is why I am here.  If I wanted to use proprietary
software for PCB design, I already have a fully-working, all-features-
enabled copy of PADS, and I didn't even have to pay for it.  But it's
proprietary sw that requires M$ Windows, which is intolerable to me.


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