It’s that time of year to prepare for our annual end of year funding drive. With the next stable release (7) just around the corner (January 31st, 2023), it’s time to start thinking about building version 8. Our supporters' contributions have done more to build the features of version 7 than any other source of funding. With your help, we can make version 8 better than ever! Our year end donation campaign with begin December 1st and run through January 15th. Make sure to mark you calendars.
KiCad is excited to announce that we will have mutiple sponsors for the funding drive matching your donations to the KiCad project. KiCad Services Corporation, Digi-Key, the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and PCBWay have all agreed to match donations during the campaign. Keep an eye out for each sponsor’s donation match dates on the KiCad website donation page to make your contribution to KiCad go even further.
If your company would like to sponsor matching donations during the 2022 funding drive, please contact us at [email protected], we have a few dates remaining available for sponsorship this year!
The KiCad project is excited to announce that it has been awarded a 50K Euro grant by the NLnet Foundation. This grant will fund the development of the SPICE simulation improvements, design import/migration wizard, CADSTAR library importer, database symbol libraries, footprint and 3D model wizard, flat schematics, and more. Many of the features funded by this grant will be available in the version 7.0 release of KiCad. A detailed list of the features and their development status can be found on the KiCad Developer’s Wiki.