Library Conventions | KiCad EDA

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Library maintainer rules & guidelines

M1.2 The contributor must own the rights to share the 3D model

The goal of the KiCad 3d model library is to provide a free open library of 3d models. This requires certain restrictions regarding contributions with respect to their legal status.

  • Users must only submit models for which they own the rights allowing relicensing under the KiCad library licence.

  • In most cases this means they have created the model themselves, either manually designed in a parametric modeling software or via scripting tools.

  • Contributing model data designed by a third party complicates licensing issues and is to be avoided. This includes files downloaded from a manufacturers website.