Well today, google alerts pointed to me a somehow great article on ReyesSoft Ports Open Source EDA Software to UNIX, even my name was listed on it.
Yes somehow, I’m a bit divided in 2 halves.
No, I’m not jealous of any other Fedora Electronic Lab like project. However I would welcome more people to work with me and upstream.
Reyesoft is shipping some of the packages of Fedora Electronic Lab for at least 100$ for different platform (windows, solaris, linux, macos), under the name ‘OpenEDA Toolkit 1.0′.
Fedora ships the packages of Fedora Electronic Lab for FREE together with a complete FREE Operating System as well as free applications for daily usage. FEL supports i386, x86_64 and PPC
Strangely, googling ‘Reyesoft points to an extensive press coverage. However, in all the mailing list I’m subscribed I didn’t come across something about the development of any of those packages.
All I hope that Reyesoft is not dreaming to get big bucks like Red Hat without contributing to real open source communities. VLSI open source packages are way behind proprietary software so that a particular engineer could adopt it for real work. Can Reyesoft be part of the team who can drive us to this dream ?