Re: Ettus Research News

Matt has never been forced to say that “All USRP schematics (gEDA and
PDF),
all daughterboard schematics (gEDA and PDF), all daughterboard PCB
design
files, and daughterboard electrical and mechanical specs are available.
You
can find them on the download page.” http://www.ettus.com/faq#pcb

“Besides, the .PCB files are all in PADS format, and licenses to that
program cost tens of thousands of dollars.”

No matter if the licenses to that program cost tens of millions of
dollars.
Some people of the community should have the licence and help to convert
the
format.

“As for the .sch files, we have moved our source control, our hosting,
and
our website, and been moving to a new build system all at the same time.
We’ve also been trying to clean up these (sometimes very old) schematics
to
make them work with the current gEDA tools.”

Honestly, are you sure that community members are so regarful to how the
website is beautiful ?

“They are sometimes out of date but not hard to figure out if you have
an
actual board in front of you and take a little time. What the BOM?
Look at
a schematic and a board and figure it out. It’s not like anyone is
trying
to stop you.”

Wrong argument : version numbers would solve efficiently that point.

“But for the longevity of an open source project, some files should be
released such as this. Look at the RepRap.”
The fact is that Matt is very cunning ! Through open source project he
made
a lot of advertsing for his product. Promising to release any source
files,
being calming the community by : “be patient, I am reorganizing the
website,
I am coverting the files, I am making evrything to be clean…” And all
kid
were so patient.
At the same time, he was negociating with NI in order to make all
protected.
Thanks Matt, you are very wonderful !

The only way to deny what we are saying is to put on line what you
firmly
promised by saying “All USRP schematics (gEDA and PDF), all
daughterboard
schematics (gEDA and PDF), all daughterboard PCB design files, and
daughterboard electrical and mechanical specs are available. You can
find
them on the download page.” http://www.ettus.com/faq#pcb

Kind regards.

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