Submit board schematics to OpenBMC docs repo

Brad Bishop bradleyb at
Tue Nov 27 05:57:22 AEDT 2018

On Fri, 2018-11-16 at 14:26 -0800, Ed Tanous wrote:
> On 11/16/18 11:58 AM, Oskar Senft wrote:
> > Is there a good place in OpenBMC to post that? Maybe the docs repo?
> > It's 4 PDF files with < 10 MiB in total. Having this information
> > publicly posted by them would make development much easier.
> One thing I wonder is whether or not we (the OpenBMC project) wants
> to
> be in the business of hosting hardware schematics.  It feels a little
> bit out of our wheelhouse.  It seems like a much better thing for an
> organization like OCP to manage, who deals in a lot of open physical
> hardware, and understands the licenses and subtleties around hosting
> that kind of documentation.
> For example, is the company planning on releasing the schematics with
> a
> creative commons, Apache, or MIT license?  I have no idea the
> subtleties
> of that when it comes to hardware schematics, but maybe someone else
> does?  Does posting the schematics with that license open the
> possibility of someone copying the hardware?
> Maybe it makes more sense to post it somewhere outside the OpenBMC
> project (the companies website perhaps) then post a link to it to the
> mailing list?
> I'm mostly just thinking out loud at this point.
> As far as where we put it if we do decide to host it, I don't think a
> git repo is the right choice.  Schematics aren't likely to be source
> controlled (given that they're going to be board files and PDFs, not
> editable schematics) so some kind of file drop seems like a better
> choice than the docs repository.

fwiw I  agree with Ed on all points here...

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