This ohwr.org project has been set up to facilitate the contribution of
CERN's BE-CO-HT section to the KiCad Printed Circuit Board design tool
development. KiCad is a Free/Libre Open Source Software
Tool which runs on GNU/Linux, Windows and Apple OS X. It is licensed
under the GPL license.
The objective of this project is to help enhance KiCad in such a way
that it becomes an efficient tool for PCB design which people can use to
share their design information without compromising productivity. We do
this in close collaboration with the main KiCad developers.
We think that KiCad can do to PCB design what the gcc compiler did to
software: ensure there are no artificial barriers to sharing so that design and
development knowledge can flow more freely.
This contribution is part of our efforts in Open Source
Hardware. We describe our planned tasks and their progress using
a list of work packages.
Contributions to KiCad will happen through the KiCad developers mailing
list, in the standard ways defined by the main KiCad
If you would like to offer a bit of your spare time to help us improving
KiCad, below you can find links listing our goals for the next
If you need any help, do not hesitate to contact us - we will gladly
introduce you to the source code.