[GRASS5] Proposed process for GRASS reorganization (please read)
anarkhos at mac.com
Mon Mar 26 21:33:53 EST 2001
At 8:11 AM -0800 3/26/01, Rich Shepard wrote:
>On Mon, 26 Mar 2001, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
>> Thinking about this, I really would call it a redesign and redevelopment
>> so why call it GRASS? We call do not know if the redesign works out and
>> how long people will still use GRASS 5.x. So why cutting of the
>> possibility of the GRASS 5.x development line to be continued in numbers.
>> A new free GIS project based on GRASS is certainly very good, but I think
>> that it should have a new name.
> Why? When you buy a new model car, does it have a different brand name?
>Other software evolve, but use the data produced by older versions and they
>still retain the same name.
Because it's no longer a car?
I also suggested it may be called something other than GRASS, it would be a different(and better) API and model. In fact the programming methodology would be different so that one hand knows what the other is doing.
Personally I don't really care what it's called.
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