> I haven't seen this hardware GPL, but I would want the following to be
> freely available:
> Schematics in a non-proprietary format (EDIF)
Schematics would be GPL.
> CAD data in a non-proprietary format (gerber)
waldorf are considering doing the PCB CAD, which means that this
and the gerber would not be covered by the GPL.
> All programmable logic in some format - be it ABEL, PALASM, CUPL
The stuff would be GPL'ed. In short, anything that we design ourselves
is GPL. Anything the production company does (Waldorf) belongs to them.
I think this is fine. Once the schematics are right, its not too hard
to make a PCB.
> So what design systems are out there? I have ViewLogic and Valid for
> capture (at work). Perhaps we could design the board using mostly free tools
> running under Linux on x86s?
Could 'ocean' (chip design software) be used to maintain schematics for
a board rather than a chip?
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