GRASS as GNU Projekt ?

Rich Shepard rshepard at
Sat Nov 6 10:30:34 EST 1999

On Sat, 6 Nov 1999, Rainer Trusch wrote:

> After GRASS became GPL, it should be considered to make it part of the GNU
> Project.
> I'm not sure if GRASS fulfills all the terms for being a part of GNU
> and if it's desireable from your side, but it could be another positive effect
> to increase the popularity of GRASS.


  GRASS is specialized software and probably of no use to 80% of computer
users. Within the user community it fulfills a need which cannot be met with
any other available software. This does not mean that it is required -- even
desired -- by everyone.

  Would you suggest that statistical software should be made more popular,

  I think that GRASS is in the right place. Those who need it will find it
and the rest of the world will rightly ignore it.


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