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== About the project ==
 
== About the project ==
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=== Freedom ===
 
=== Freedom ===
  
The GRASS GIS project is developed under the terms of the [http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html GNU General Public License] (the GPL) [http://grass.ibiblio.org/devel/index.php in the open] by [http://grass.ibiblio.org/community/index.php volunteers] the [http://mapserver.gdf-hannover.de/grassusers/map.phtml world over].
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The GRASS GIS project is developed under the terms of the [http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html GNU General Public License] (the GPL) [http://grass.osgeo.org/devel/index.php in the open] by [http://grass.osgeo.org/community/index.php volunteers] the [http://mapserver.gdf-hannover.de/grassusers/map.phtml world over].
  
 
GRASS differs from many other GIS software packages used in the professional world in that it is developed and distributed by users for users; mostly on a volunteer basis, in the open, and is given away for free.
 
GRASS differs from many other GIS software packages used in the professional world in that it is developed and distributed by users for users; mostly on a volunteer basis, in the open, and is given away for free.
  
Emphasis is placed on interoperability and unlimited access to data as well as software flexibility and evolution rate (both added features and bug minimization).  
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Emphasis is placed on interoperability and unlimited access to data as well as software flexibility and evolution rate - both added features and bug minimization.  
  
 
* [[Gis_Concepts#How_the_Open_Source_software_development_model_works|How the Open Source software development model works]]
 
* [[Gis_Concepts#How_the_Open_Source_software_development_model_works|How the Open Source software development model works]]
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=== The GRASS Community and the Development Team ===
 
=== The GRASS Community and the Development Team ===
  
* [http://grass.ibiblio.org/community/index.php The Community]
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* [https://grass.osgeo.org/support/community/ The Community]
* [http://grass.ibiblio.org/community/team.php The Development Team]
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* [https://grass.osgeo.org/development/ The Development Team]
 
* [[GRASS_Translation_Team|The Translation Team]]
 
* [[GRASS_Translation_Team|The Translation Team]]
* [[PSC|The GRASS Project Steering Commitee]]
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* [https://trac.osgeo.org/grass/wiki/PSC The GRASS Project Steering Committee]
 
 
=== User Map ===
 
* [http://mapserver.gdf-hannover.de/grassusers/map.phtml?winwidth=890&winheight=630&language=1&mapwidth=600&mapheight=400 GRASS User Map]
 
* Description of new [[GRASS UserMap]]
 
  
 
=== Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) ===
 
=== Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo) ===
* The new [http://www.osgeo.org/ Open Source Geospatial Foundation] (OSGeo.org) was established in Chicago. GRASS was proposed as founding project.
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* [http://www.osgeo.org/ Open Source Geospatial Foundation] (OSGeo.org) was established in Chicago in 2006. GRASS GIS is a founding project.
* [[Potential tasks and responsibilities]] (earlier proposal)
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** Historical document: [[Potential tasks and responsibilities]] (earlier proposal)
* [[GRASS Project Steering Commitee]] for the OSGeo Foundation
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** Historical document: [[GRASS Project Incubation]] at the OSGeo Foundation
* [[GRASS Project Incubation]] at the OSGeo Foundation
 
* http://grass.osgeo.org/
 
 
 
=== Other Free GIS projects ===
 
 
 
* [http://freegis.org FreeGIS.org]
 
* [http://pkg-grass.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl The DebianGIS Project]
 
  
 
== Getting Help ==
 
== Getting Help ==
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=== Mailing lists ===
 
=== Mailing lists ===
  
* The primary point of contact for GRASS user help and development coordination is on the [http://grass.ibiblio.org/community/support.php mailing lists]. The answers to many questions you may have will probably already have been addressed and will be waiting for you in the [http://grass.ibiblio.org/searchgrass.php mailing list archives].
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* The primary point of contact for GRASS GIS user help and development coordination is on the [https://grass.osgeo.org/support/mailing-lists/ mailing lists]. The answers to many questions you may have will probably already have been addressed and will be waiting for you in the [https://grass.osgeo.org/support/mailing-lists/ mailing lists archives].
 
 
 
* Because the mailing lists are so critical to the project's success, and support comes entirely from time-strapped volunteers and colleagues, we request some [[mailing list etiquette]] be followed.
 
* Because the mailing lists are so critical to the project's success, and support comes entirely from time-strapped volunteers and colleagues, we request some [[mailing list etiquette]] be followed.
  
 
=== IRC communication ===
 
=== IRC communication ===
  
IRC is live Internet Relay Chat. The GRASS project maintains a "chatroom" and if you are lucky there may be someone logged on who can give you a quick answer.
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IRC is live Internet Relay Chat. The GRASS project maintains a "chatroom" as well and if you are lucky there may be someone logged on who can give you a quick answer.
  
 
* [[How to participate in IRC communication]] (#grass, #osgeo, #gdal, #qgis, #mapserver and other channels)
 
* [[How to participate in IRC communication]] (#grass, #osgeo, #gdal, #qgis, #mapserver and other channels)
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* You've already discovered the wiki. Go forth and explore!
 
* You've already discovered the wiki. Go forth and explore!
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* Check out the [https://grass.osgeo.org/documentation/ GRASS Documentation Project]
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=== Programming support ===
  
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* See the [[Support]] page
  
 
== Community resources ==
 
== Community resources ==
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* [[GRASS migration hints]]
 
* [[GRASS migration hints]]
 
* [[GRASS Propaganda]]
 
* [[GRASS Propaganda]]
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* [[GRASS virtual exhibition]]
  
 
=== Conferences ===
 
=== Conferences ===
* [http://www.foss4g2007.org FOSS4G2007 - Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial 2007] Victoria, Canada September 24-27, 2007
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* See [http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Open_Source_GIS_History Open Source GIS History]
* [http://www.foss4g2006.org/ FOSS4G2006 - Open Source Geospatial Communities Joint Conference] 12-15 September 2006 in Lausanne, Switzerland with GRASS workshops...
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* [[:Category:Workshops|GRASS GIS related workshops and presentations]]
* [[GRASS related workshops and presentations]]
 
  
 
=== Seminars and Courses ===
 
=== Seminars and Courses ===
* [[U.S. NOAA/National Weather Service GRASS GIS Workshop - Ohio River Forecast Center, Wilmington, OH, May 16-20, 2011]]
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* Refer to your preferred Web search engine
  
=== GRASS Add-on modules ===
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=== GRASS GIS Addon modules ===
  
* [[GRASS AddOns]] software contributed by the community.
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* [https://grass.osgeo.org/grass70/manuals/addons/ GRASS GIS AddOns]] - software contributed by the community
  
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== Project statistics ==
  
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* Openhub software statistics
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** Summary of commits: https://www.openhub.net/p/grass_gis/commits/summary (note that GRASS GIS is 20 years older than what Openhub covers :-)
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** Lines of Code (5/2016): 1,776,809
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** Currently (5/2016) 19 active core developers and many Addons developers
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** Commits by top contributors: https://www.openhub.net/p/grass_gis/contributors/summary
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** Factoids via OSGeo-Live Project Metrics: http://live.osgeo.org/en/metrics.html (all OSGeo projects)
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* OSGeo community statistics:
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** https://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/VisibilityStats
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* [[:Special:Statistics|GRASS GIS Wiki statistics]]
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* Mailing list subscribers (5/2016):
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** grass-user: 1060
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** grass-announce: 377
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** grass-dev: 332
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** Probably one of the longest existing mailing list archives in the Internet: since 1991, see https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/grass-dev/ and https://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/grass-user/
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* Software under development since 1982, nowadays automated quality control with Travis CI etc
  
  
 
[[Category: Community]]
 
[[Category: Community]]

Latest revision as of 06:28, 1 September 2018

About the project

Freedom

The GRASS GIS project is developed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (the GPL) in the open by volunteers the world over.

GRASS differs from many other GIS software packages used in the professional world in that it is developed and distributed by users for users; mostly on a volunteer basis, in the open, and is given away for free.

Emphasis is placed on interoperability and unlimited access to data as well as software flexibility and evolution rate - both added features and bug minimization.

The GRASS Community and the Development Team

Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo)

Getting Help

Mailing lists

  • The primary point of contact for GRASS GIS user help and development coordination is on the mailing lists. The answers to many questions you may have will probably already have been addressed and will be waiting for you in the mailing lists archives.
  • Because the mailing lists are so critical to the project's success, and support comes entirely from time-strapped volunteers and colleagues, we request some mailing list etiquette be followed.

IRC communication

IRC is live Internet Relay Chat. The GRASS project maintains a "chatroom" as well and if you are lucky there may be someone logged on who can give you a quick answer.

Documentation

Programming support

Community resources

GRASS education (Free GIS education)

The GRASS education (Free GIS education) wiki site offers a start to collect links, text documents and small images. Furthermore it provides a discussion platform to develop and collect approaches, techniques, exercises and course structures for people giving GRASS and/or other Free GIS courses.

Promoting GRASS GIS

Conferences

Seminars and Courses

  • Refer to your preferred Web search engine

GRASS GIS Addon modules

Project statistics