GRASS as GNU Projekt ?
Bruce_Byars at baylor.edu
Sat Nov 6 22:34:32 EST 1999
I agree with you (as does the Baylor Team). GRASS is in the
right place. While it is licensed under the GPL, it is not part of
the GNU project. By the way,give me a call Monday if you
can at the office.
Rich Shepard wrote:
> 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.
> Dr. Richard B. Shepard, President
> Applied Ecosystem Services, Inc. (TM)
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