Tag Archives: open source

What does it take to call something ‘open’ ?

I recently stumbled across this blog post. The writer talks fervently (a small play of words if you translate his avatar from German to English) about the open-ness of KiCAD, especially about the open-ness of the design files. In this … Continue reading

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Gnuplot: SVG export and Inkscape — annoyances and workarounds

I’m making some data plots with gnuplot right now that will be fed to pdfLaTeX later. So I could just have gnuplot create .ps or .eps files, but for some reason it always gets the font completely wrong. When reverse … Continue reading

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FrOSCon 2009

“FrOSCon is a two day conference on Free Software and Open Source, taking place for the third time on August, 23rd/24th 2008 at the Fachhochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg in Sankt Augustin near the cities of Bonn and Cologne. “We are looking for … Continue reading

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Creating schematics and PCB layouts with open source tools

On my quest to build the electronics for my LED RGB matrix gadget, I’ll be dealing with gEDA and KICAD for the next few weeks. For windoze users, there’s also FreePCB. The prototype will still be finished using perfboard and … Continue reading

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