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'''LDraw''' refers to the system of tools built around the LDraw file format.
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'''LDraw''' refers to the system of tools built around the [[LDraw file format]], but also to the set of [[official parts|official]] and [[unofficial parts]].
  
==History==
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== History ==
  
James Jessiman, during his free time, developed [[LDraw (program)|LDraw]] and [[LEdit]], the original LDraw programs. He received a lot of feedback and his system flourished. In late July 1997, James died of influenza after a short period of illness. The community was shocked of this. Instead of disappearing, however, LDraw began to be taken care of by the community. The LDraw Steering Committee was formed, new CAD tools were made and part authors kept working on new parts for the library.
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[[James Jessiman]], during his free time, developed [[LDraw (program)|LDraw]] and [[LEdit]], the original LDraw programs. He received a lot of feedback and his system flourished. In late July 1997, James died of influenza after a short period of illness. The community was shocked of this. Instead of disappearing, however, LDraw began to be taken care of by the community.
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In many volunteering hours, LDraw grew and grew. Many tools and parts were developed. Set inventories created. Colors researched. Images and videos created. Many things more.
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At some point, [[LDraw.org]] was formed, the [[Steering Committee]] and [[Standards Board]] were elected, and the development of [[official part]]s was formalized a little more
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to ensure a high quality and usability and consistency of those parts.
 
Today, [[LDraw.org]] takes care of [[LDraw]].
 
Today, [[LDraw.org]] takes care of [[LDraw]].
  
Eventually, in the 21'st century, it was decided to relicense the library under the Creative Commons Attribution license, forming the [[Contributor Agreement]], with the library being released mostly relicensed in 2008.
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Eventually, in the 21st century, it was decided to re-license the library under the
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[[Creative Commons]] Attribution license, forming the [[Contributor Agreement]].
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Nowadays, all official parts are released with this new license model.
  
==External links==
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== External Links ==
* [http://www.ldraw.org/ LDraw main website]
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* [http://www.ldraw.org Official Homepage]
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* {{Wikipedia|LDraw}}
  
 
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LDraw refers to the system of tools built around the LDraw file format, but also to the set of official and unofficial parts.

History

James Jessiman, during his free time, developed LDraw and LEdit, the original LDraw programs. He received a lot of feedback and his system flourished. In late July 1997, James died of influenza after a short period of illness. The community was shocked of this. Instead of disappearing, however, LDraw began to be taken care of by the community. In many volunteering hours, LDraw grew and grew. Many tools and parts were developed. Set inventories created. Colors researched. Images and videos created. Many things more. At some point, LDraw.org was formed, the Steering Committee and Standards Board were elected, and the development of official parts was formalized a little more to ensure a high quality and usability and consistency of those parts. Today, LDraw.org takes care of LDraw.

Eventually, in the 21st century, it was decided to re-license the library under the Creative Commons Attribution license, forming the Contributor Agreement. Nowadays, all official parts are released with this new license model.

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