Occasionally we have talked about the company AutoDesk, a company that owns the famous AutoCAD program and that has participated and participates in various projects related to 3D Printing and Free Hardware. But now, it seems that it has gone further.
David A. Mellis, one of the co-founders of the Arduino project recently announced via twitter your hiring by the company AutoDesk, a contract that represents a great step for the company and for the Arduino project, one of the most important within Free Hardware.
Mellis has been hired for be one of the members of the Eagle Project, an Autodesk project that aims to create software that helps the user create electronic devices. Something similar to AutoCAD, but instead of being oriented to the world of plans and drawing, it will be oriented to the world of electronics. This will be a revolution for many companies that use similar but specific software for a certain phase of creation.
David A. Mellis will be one of the workers and creators of the Autodesk Eagle Project
And the most expected we still do not know. Mellis has not informed about his future participation in Arduino so we do not know if he will continue to support the project or will definitively abandon it in pursuit of Eagle.
In any case, this news is news that will not leave anyone indifferent, neither the Arduino Project, nor Autodesk nor even the various free projects in which AutoDesk helps, which will undoubtedly have the help of Mellis.
Arduino is a board or a project that tries to make electronics easy for everyone. This has made be a successful project but also that Free Hardware reaches many countries and to many people. Let's hope it continues like this ...