[Noisebridge-discuss] [sudo-discuss] EAGLE alternatives or help

Jake jake at spaz.org
Sat Jul 4 21:56:27 UTC 2015

Eagle is closed-source payware.  They let you design small boards for 
free, but if your design grows outside of the part count or space limit, 
you have to pay to make larger designs.  It is a capitalistic enterprise.

KiCAD is a FOSS project written by people who do it for the love, and 
did i mention that all the source code (and software) is free?

I know that a lot of people are into EAGLE because it's "easy" and 
popular, but I think we should support Free & Libre software when we 
can... and we can, because KiCAD totally works.

I made these boards with KiCAD recently:


On Sat, 4 Jul 2015, Lesley Bell wrote:

> I attended an Eagle workshop last year and created a few board designs. Not sure how much I remember but I wouldn't mind playing with it again.
> On Jul 4, 2015 12:57 PM, "Cere Mona Davis" <ceremona at gmail.com> wrote:
>       Hi.
> I'm trying to write up an EAGLE board layout and failing miserably.  I'm using the freeware EAGLE suite for the mac.  Dunno if that's making my life harder
> than usual or not, but does anyone have recommendations for good EAGLE tools and/or willing to help me figure out how to work this thing?
> -Cere
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