Boldport was initially founded around creating FPGA design tools that significantly enhance productivity by maintaining robust project structures and management capabilities. This did not work out as planned and I decided to shut down the site towards the end of 2011. While I still strongly believe in the concepts and vision that motivated 'boldport flow' (the first product of boldport), I now know both that the execution was faulty, and of the harsh realities of the EDA business. Though I might publicly elaborate on what I've learned in the future, I'm happy to discuss this in private, so make contact.
Since the demise of 'boldport flow' I've had a permanent job for a while and completed some interesting consulting projects through Boldport Limited, which stayed on as a fully operating company. In the past year, I've had the pleasure of doing what I love -- hardware design. Recently in my spare time I've been working on a project that's been on my mind for a long time -- a different kind of PCB design tool that's version control friendly, and uses simple, open data formats. I call it 'PCBmodE', as in 'modification' and 'modern'. I'll discuss the motivation and details in future posts.
I'll populate this blog with postings from the old boldport blog with time.