[GRASSLIST:10205] Re: [GRASS5] Update from Chicago meeting

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Thu Feb 9 01:59:58 EST 2006

Just want to add my voice on list that I fully support GRASS participation
in the new OSGeo Foundation. Hats off to Markus for not only making GRASS an
integral founding member of this exciting new organization for geospatial
technologies, but for also getting elected to the initial board.

Michael Barton, Professor of Anthropology
School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-2402

phone: 480-965-6213
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> From: Stephan Holl <holl at gdf-hannover.de>
> Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2006 14:21:38 +0100
> To: Markus Neteler <neteler at itc.it>
> Cc: grass developers list <grass5 at grass.itc.it>, GRASS user list
> <grasslist at baylor.edu>
> Subject: [GRASSLIST:10205] Re: [GRASS5] Update from Chicago meeting
> Hello Markus,
> On Wed, 8 Feb 2006 13:43:03 +0100 Markus Neteler <neteler at itc.it> wrote:
>> On Wed, Feb 08, 2006 at 12:15:12PM +0100, Stephan Holl wrote:
>>> On Tue, 7 Feb 2006 19:05:25 +0100 Markus Neteler <neteler at itc.it>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Dear GRASS Community,
>> ...
>>> Did you decide "by your own" that GRASS will to be part of the
>>> foundation? BTW, I fully support this idea, because GRASS is a mayor
>>> tool for "creating" data, which is needed to present them...
>> No, I did not *decide* anything. GRASS was proposed by someone
>> else in the room and they asked me if I would agree.
>> So did I, since I don't see legal implications. A OSGEO
>> Foundation without GIS doesn't make much sense to me.
>> But I said that I will post the suggestion to the community
>> (here, us) to get a consensus on this. It's a proposal.
> I am fine with this. I would like to see GRASS as a foundation-member,
> since it is the only mature free GIS.
>> It is anticipated that all projects have to survive the
>> "incubator" phase [1] (similar to what the Apache project is
>> doing). Maybe GRASS doesn't survive... (ok, just kiddin')?
> :-)
>> A lot of things will have to be checked before any project
>> will be accepted by the foundation (intellectual property,
>> code maturity etc). This has yet to be defined.
> Yes. It seems that some amount of work will come up in the next weeks
> to define this guidelines for acceptance.
>> ...
>>> BTW, nice to read the logs, Schuyler did an amazing job on IRC.
>> Yes, Schuyler did a great job.
>> Markus
>> [1] http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html#incubator
> Stephan
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