[GRASSweb-list][RFC] GRASS monthly news

Markus Neteler neteler at itc.it
Mon Oct 27 09:09:41 EST 2003

On Mon, Oct 27, 2003 at 02:26:51PM +0100, "Fernández-Victorio Arévalo, Gonzalo" wrote:
> Markus Neteler wrote: 
> > Personally I don't think that "developers" vs. "coders" is 
> > appropriate for
> > the GRASS project. We have no paid people who get instructions what
> > code to write. So "coders" do not exist (at least for me), we have
> > GRASS developers who are also coding. I think that every developers
> > has a vision of the future of GRASS, a coder maybe not (as he/she 
> > receives the order to write certain code without developing own
> > visions). Having such coders would be useful, but it seems that
> > we have to wait more time...
> > 
> Maybe I didn't explained myself. Perhaps instead of developers, I should
> have said contributors. What I wanted to say is that there are more ways of
> helping GRASS than just write code (or bugfix).  And one of this ways is
> just improve documentation. And we usually don't pay attention to this. 

That's how your "GRASS monthly news" will fill a large gap!

> That's why I think Moritz is a developer or (maybe better) a contributor
> (but not a coder). The word developer come from what I understood of
> Bernhard comments to my initial proposal for a new web structure.
> Anyway, I see your point, so I'll pay attention to the wording.

I just wanted to avoid confusion in the community - most users do not
know such details and may misunderstand things. Maybe even we have a
different understanding... 

> > Have a good start, I'm looking forward to see the first issue.
> I thought the interview was a good election, but now I've started to doubt.
Why? It's fine!

> But I hope the whole issue will be a good start, and that we'll enjoy it.

Definitely! Happy writing,


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