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KiCad's 2021 End of Year Fund Drive
« on: December 08, 2021, 01:21:36 am »
Part of KiCAD's success is thanks to receiving funding used to accelerate development and cover general costs. Considering the rapid progress that has been made in the past year or two, if you find value in the software - please donate towards the development of KiCAD. $1, $5, $20k, whatever - it all helps. If you're making profitable products using KiCAD, why not donate? And yes, we did.

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Thanks to a generous donation from KiCad Services Corporation, we are currently running a matching donation campaign through January 15th. All donations will be matched dollar for dollar by KiCad Services. Please consider donating today and make your contribution to KiCad go further than ever.

For more information and to donate, see the links at the top of https://www.kicad.org/
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Re: KiCad's 2021 End of Year Fund Drive
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2021, 01:38:18 am »
Easy $100 going their way. I just installed nightly builds on my main machine. Over the past couple weeks I migrated all the Eagle libraries I had to KiCad in a VM, and after doing that I don't ever want to launch Eagle ever again. Version 6 finally made KiCad a tool I can use without any major complaints.
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Re: KiCad's 2021 End of Year Fund Drive
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2021, 09:26:14 pm »
Thanks for the note. i've just donated (again).
 
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Re: KiCad's 2021 End of Year Fund Drive
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2021, 09:47:56 pm »
Me too, again.  I like V6 (5.99), but V5.xx has been extremely useful.
 
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Re: KiCad's 2021 End of Year Fund Drive
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2021, 07:53:31 pm »
Me too, good stuff! :-+
 
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Re: KiCad's 2021 End of Year Fund Drive
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2021, 08:14:36 pm »
Who is Kicad Services and how they are different from Kicad? Who is donating to whom here? It is confusing.
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Re: KiCad's 2021 End of Year Fund Drive
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2021, 08:16:36 pm »
Who is Kicad Services and how they are different from Kicad? Who is donating to whom here? It is confusing.
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Re: KiCad's 2021 End of Year Fund Drive
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2021, 01:55:37 pm »
Thanks to a generous donation from KiCad Services Corporation, we are currently running a matching donation campaign through January 15th. All donations will be matched dollar for dollar by KiCad Services

So they are donating to themselves  :-DD
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Re: KiCad's 2021 End of Year Fund Drive
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2021, 05:44:37 pm »
They are making funds available to other developers too, more than two people are working on the project. They had no obligation to put any money in from the business.
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Re: KiCad's 2021 End of Year Fund Drive
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2021, 08:45:45 am »
Just donated. Merry Christmas to everyone involved in KiCad, and thanks for this excellent tool.
 
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Re: KiCad's 2021 End of Year Fund Drive
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2021, 01:27:28 pm »
Well, I'm an Altium user but I just donated too....  :P
 
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Re: KiCad's 2021 End of Year Fund Drive
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2021, 01:54:52 pm »
I have given them a £20 Christmas present  :-+
 
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Re: KiCad's 2021 End of Year Fund Drive
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2021, 11:27:52 am »
Hobbyist here, donated!
 
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Re: KiCad's 2021 End of Year Fund Drive
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2022, 03:16:54 pm »
Donated.
Yep, I think it's time to move to KiCad (currently using CircuitStudio).
V6, what a great start!

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