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Offline Scigatt

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Marking KiCad project
« on: June 17, 2016, 03:20:35 am »
What should I do to mark a KiCad project and the associated files with, say, a CC license?
 

Offline Whales

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Re: Marking KiCad project
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2016, 05:20:04 am »
How are you distributing them?

I'd just put a README.txt or LICENCE.txt file in the same folder as the project.  As a second step you can also add text to the schematic (and PCB if not an issue).

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Re: Marking KiCad project
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2016, 07:02:39 pm »
Are there a pretty logo to put in the PCB too?
 

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Re: Marking KiCad project
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2016, 07:14:01 pm »
You can use the comment layer.

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Re: Marking KiCad project
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2016, 11:13:02 am »
You can use the comment layer.

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I wonder if there's preloaded symbols in the KiCad library too.

 I know the standard way is to show the license on README.md and COPYRIGHT.md, putting the complete license on LICENSE.md or (NAME Of LICENSE).md for complex projects with GPL/LGPL/BSD for software and other like CERN Open Hardware License for the hardware schematics & PCB design.

It would be to have in kicad-library pretty symbols about "Made with KiCad" "X license" and such in different styles and sizes. Just to show the proud of using KiCad and being an Open Hardware project to the rest.

Please: No references to OSHWA and their OSHW tax :/
 

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Re: Marking KiCad project
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2016, 11:44:34 am »
If you're after the CC-BY-SA logo, I use the one from the Dangerous Prototypes EagleCAD library (from their github, here)

It is really easy to create logos for KiCad, but I've never bothered with that one as the work's already done.

Cheers! Geoff
 

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Re: Marking KiCad project
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2016, 11:19:29 pm »
If you're after the CC-BY-SA logo, I use the one from the Dangerous Prototypes EagleCAD library (from their github, here)

It is really easy to create logos for KiCad, but I've never bothered with that one as the work's already done.

Cheers! Geoff
That's nice. Thanks! But I did mean about the KiCad logo both for silkscreen and copper. It would be very cool to have a "Made with KiCad" symbol to include in the PCB itself ;)
 

Offline ian.rees

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Re: Marking KiCad project
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2016, 09:43:00 pm »
If you make one, the KiCad Symbols library - https://github.com/KiCad/Symbols.pretty - has some OSH logos and might be an appropriate place to put in a pull request.  -Ian-
 

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Re: Marking KiCad project
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2016, 01:04:27 pm »
I made one!

You can see it here: https://github.com/AlexanderBrevig/Symbol_KiCAD-Logo
Pull request here: https://github.com/KiCad/Symbols.pretty/pull/3

EDIT: It got pulled :)
« Last Edit: August 15, 2016, 01:46:40 pm by alexanderbrevig »
 

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Re: Marking KiCad project
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2016, 12:26:45 pm »
I think putting LICENCE.txt file in the same folder as the project is the best way to do this.
 


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