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Why open hardware needs open software – and more from Wayne Stambaugh of KiCad – SnapEDA Blog.

“As KiCad’s lead developer, Wayne, and his team have a big vision – to build a best-in-breed PCB design tool. It’s an ambitious goal for an open-source project whose commercial counterparts have seen millions in investment. But KiCad is well on that path. An ever-increasing number of designers now use the PCB design tool. With Version 6 – due next year – it aims to close the feature parity gap with the most popular commercial tools in the market. Wayne shared the origins of KiCad, his passion for open source, and where they’re heading next!”

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