Submit board schematics to OpenBMC docs repo

Sai Dasari sdasari at
Wed Nov 28 06:57:31 AEDT 2018

On 11/26/18, 10:58 AM, "openbmc on behalf of Brad Bishop" < at on behalf of bradleyb at> wrote:

    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...

 @Oskar Senft Based on this recommendation, I think it would be good to host schematics outside the github and provide a softlink as a reference. 

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