[GRASSweb-list]bernhard: web related_projects.html,1.22,1.23
bernhard at intevation.de
Thu Aug 7 07:27:08 EDT 2003
On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 01:17:39PM +0200, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> > > Users have been warned and then can make an educated decision.
> > They can just read the related web pages were the licenses are
> > also stated. Let us keep the GRASS site concentrating on GRASS.
> > Educating the users about external projects is not our task
> > (FSF can do that, FreeGIS, OSI, ...).
> The problem with links to solutions that depend on proprietary software
is that the authors often
> do not have an interest to explain it to users. We had to push strongly
> with Lx-Viewer to remotely do this. Ltplus does not react to it
> and keeps its readers in the dark.
> If we link to them, we also implicitely give a recommendation
> and they get a bit of our credit. So to protect our credit,
> we have to warn our readers, if we put up the link.
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