[GRASS5] GRASS in Open GIS foundation

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Mon Jan 16 14:41:40 EST 2006

I just want to add my strong support for GRASS participation in this
initiative. I've been watching it sporadically since it was announced late
last year. 

Something along the lines of a foundation for GRASS is much needed and would
bring the benefits Markus mentioned.

The AutoDesk, MapServer, + foundation meeting sounds good as it has some
momentum and funding behind it. I worry a little that GRASS might get lost
in the larger organization and won't actually benefit much. But, if it
works, it will be great for GRASS and GRASS users--publicity, broader
support, standards--and for open source GIS in general.

I'm strongly in favor of Markus attending the Chicago meeting.


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

phone: 480-965-6213
fax: 480-965-7671
www: http://www.public.asu.edu/~cmbarton

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