Just a quick question for those of you who use Git or another system for version control. Do you include datasheets in your repository for the components used in your projects/products?
I'm considering including datasheets, but there are certainly several positive and negative aspects to doing so.
Good - Puts more info quickly into the hands of end-users
Good - Some datasheets are very difficult to obtain or find. Including them in the project makes sure the info they contain will be available to others
Bad - GREATLY increases the size of the repository (lots of PDF files)
- What are your thoughts?
- Do you include the datasheets, or maybe just links to the datasheets?
- Component manufacturers freely provide datasheets, but are there any legal issues with including the datasheet in my projects? Should I just add a disclaimer stating that I did not produce the datasheets?
I look forward to everyone's thoughts on this topic.