Dylan Beaudette debeaudette at ucdavis.edu
Fri Oct 27 13:42:08 EDT 2006

On Thursday 26 October 2006 21:31, Michael Barton wrote:
> I am just getting a chance to start going through this long list of psc
> emails and responses. I'll start with this first question and see how much
> farther I get tonight.
> Reason: GRASS has a long and strongly established tradition and culture of
> open discussion on important issues that affect the direction of the
> project and the software. Creating a GRASS-PSC list--even one that is open
> to anyone to join and monitor--could give the impression of an attempt to
> create an elite managerial class.
> Proposed solution: The real reason for such a list has considerable value,
> however. I suggest all PSC business be conducted on the developer list, but
> that a consistent identifying phrase be in the header (GRASS PSC comes to
> mind for some odd reason). Then I suggest that a mailing list rule be
> implemented that copies all mail with this header to a separate archive
> where it can easily be searched and referenced. This archive should be
> maintained with the rest of the GRASS email archives and accessible from
> the GRASS main web site.
> Michael
> __________________________________________
> Michael Barton, Professor of Anthropology
> School of Human Evolution & Social Change
> Center for Social Dynamics & Complexity
> Arizona State University
> phone: 480-965-6213
> fax: 480-965-7671
> www: http://www.public.asu.edu/~cmbarton
> > From: Markus Neteler <neteler.osgeo at gmail.com>
> > Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 10:58:04 +0200
> > To: Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com>
> > Cc: Michael Barton <michael.barton at asu.edu>, Dylan Beaudette
> > <debeaudette at ucdavis.edu>, Hamish Bowman <hamish_nospam at yahoo.com>,
> > Massimiliano Cannata <massimiliano.cannata at supsi.ch>, Brad Douglas
> > <rez at touchofmadness.com>, Paul Kelly <paul-grass at stjohnspoint.co.uk>,
> > Helena Mitasova <hmitaso at unity.ncsu.edu>, Maciej Sieczka <tutey at o2.pl>,
> > Scott Mitchell <smitch at mac.com>
> > Subject: Re: GRASS PSC
> >
> > @GRASS-PSC: should I create a dedicated mailing list to get communication
> > archived?

+1 on Michael's comments. Having the custom subject line will help people to 
keep messages filed locally, and an alternate archive will increase 


Dylan Beaudette
Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group
University of California at Davis

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