[GRASS-user] GRASS PSC Update

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Tue Oct 31 09:11:11 EST 2006

Hi David,

I have just created a dedicated list which will be populated with our recent
offlist discussion (to make it available to everyone). The new list is
to be an open, low-traffic list since most will happen on "grass-dev"
More details soon once it is up and running.


Sampson, David wrote on 10/31/2006 01:49 PM:
> Paul and others,
> Thanks for the comments and updates. It sounds like things are moving
> along with the GRASS PSC. This is exciting.
> Please keep us all informed as the process unfolds.
> Cheers 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Kelly [mailto:paul-grass at stjohnspoint.co.uk] 
> Sent: October 31, 2006 06:47
> To: Sampson, David
> Cc: grassuser at grass.itc.it
> Subject: Re: [GRASS-user] GRASS PSC Update
> Hello David
> On Mon, 30 Oct 2006, Sampson, David wrote:
>> Hey Folks,
>> I thought I would follow up from our previous process of forming the 
>> Since the time we announced who formed the PSC I thought I'd leave 
>> things be and let proccesses be what they may and allow the group a 
>> chance to come together.
>> I am curious to know where the GRASS PSC currently stands and if they 
>> require any assiatnce from the GRASS commmunity as a whole.
>> Maybe a single representative from the GRASS PSC an give us all an 
>> update.
> Just thought I'd let you know that we've been discussing revisions to
> the RFC document that describes the PSC's terms of reference, the
> motivation being to hopefully try and disturb as little as possible the
> current method of achieving consensus for technical decisions on the
> developers mailing list. The OSgeo guidelines require the PSC to
> maintain a certain level of quality control over the codebase, and
> personally I hope the PSC should be able to achieve this by
> re-emphasising and improving the code committing guidelines that already
> exist, and having some kind of formal approval over who is granted CVS
> write privileges.
> The other part of the PSC's work is "project management" - this is a bit
> vague at the minute but I anticipate it to involve setting deadlines for
> releases, organising bug days, promotional work, that kind of thing. As
> I feel Markus has indicated in the past he is sometimes unhappy with the
> burden placed on him in this regard (hope he doesn't mind me saying
> that!), it looks like this is an area the PSC should be able to to make
> some good progress in without trying to "fix something that isn't
> broken", as would be the case if we tried to replace the current process
> for technical decision-making.
> Other PSC members feel free to disagree with me if you think I haven't
> given a true representation of the discussions! I won't take offence!
> Thanks
> Paul
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