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Offline Richard Crowley

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Re: Tisk Tisk - Altium moving to China!
« Reply #100 on: July 21, 2015, 12:31:09 am »
I wouldn't use a package that is written by and relies on one person, and is not open source.
Why?
For the obvious reason: it is too vulnerable and dependent on one person. If anything ever happens to that one person, the product is toast, and all your investment in designs is in jeopardy.
 

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Re: Tisk Tisk - Altium moving to China!
« Reply #101 on: July 25, 2015, 03:52:56 pm »
*chough* *cough* *sneeze*

Holy cow, who got this dusty old thread off the shelf?
 

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Re: Tisk Tisk - Altium moving to China!
« Reply #102 on: August 02, 2015, 07:38:39 am »
should be renamed to 'Altium moves to California!' :)
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Re: Tisk Tisk - Altium moving to China!
« Reply #103 on: August 02, 2015, 09:44:42 am »
I wouldn't use a package that is written by and relies on one person, and is not open source.
Why?
For the obvious reason: it is too vulnerable and dependent on one person. If anything ever happens to that one person, the product is toast, and all your investment in designs is in jeopardy.

Exactly that.
Sorry Iliya, as much as I am in awe of you ability to create such a product yourself, that's just a cold hard reality for most people including myself.
At least something KiCAD has the backing of many developers and CERN.
Choosing a PCB package requires a lot of time, effort, and commitment, and it is the main tool a design engineer uses. To trust that all to a single developer is a tough ask of anyone.
 

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Re: Tisk Tisk - Altium moving to China!
« Reply #104 on: August 02, 2015, 10:31:30 am »
No longer active here - try the IRC channel if you just can't be without me :)
 

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Re: Tisk Tisk - Altium moving to China!
« Reply #105 on: August 02, 2015, 02:17:29 pm »
Bus factor.

That's a very real concern in a lot of companies. They will have policy in place that actually says certain people (or numbers of) can't fly on the same plane etc.
 


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