The GRASS GIS team will organize a GRASS Developer and Power User Meeting, aka 'GRASS Community Sprint' from 2-7 Feb, 2013 . The Community Sprint is a get-together for members and supporters of GRASS and related OSGeo projects to make decisions and tackle larger problems. For this meeting, we welcome people committed to improving the GRASS GIS project and the interfaces to QGIS, GDAL, PostGIS, R statistics, Sextante, gvSIG, OGC Services (esp. WPS) and more. This includes developers, documenters, bug reporters, translators and others.
The outcomes of past editions include wxGUI bugfixing, GRASS 7 time series and 4D data management, translations, implementation of new modules and lots of bughunting, testing, and bugfixing. For interoperability, the new QGIS-Sextante-GRASS interface was completely overhauled and updated. Developers also had discussions on broad topics like GRASS GIS usage on mobile devices, creation of a visual guide to GRASS GIS usage and much more. See [2,3] for details.
The third GRASS Community Sprint is a great occasion for you to support the development of GRASS. With your contribution you will enable more developers to meet. The Community Sprint is an important opportunity for the GRASS developers to discuss and collaboratively resolve bugs, plan the direction for the project and work on new features. Developers and contributors are donating their valuable time, so it would be great if in-kind funding can be made available from within the community to cover out-of-pocket expenses.
All of the work that takes place at the community sprint will be directly contributed back into the GRASS project to the benefit of everyone who uses it. It is also possible to (symbolically) sponsor specific tasks in which you may be interested in.
This year the Italian OSGeo Local Chapter (GFOSS.it ) is in charge of gathering all the donations. Donations should be addressed to:
"Associazione Italiana per l'Informazione Geografica Libera"
Details of bank account:
BANCA PROSSIMA S.P.A. Via Verdi Ang. Via Manzoni - 20121 Milano
Any further question about donations should be addressed to Luca Delucchi <lucadeluge at gmail.com>
On behalf of the GRASS Community I would like to thank you in advance and to wish you happy new year.
Margherita Di Leo
for the GRASS PSC