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Re: PSPP is not a "linux first" community

From: Alan Mead
Subject: Re: PSPP is not a "linux first" community
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2016 14:48:15 -0600
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My experience has been that the PSPP team is welcoming, so I don't think
"cathedral model" is fair. But I also don't think you need to be
apologetic about being a Windows user or a user. PSPP needs users and
Windows users to test and report bugs.


On 3/3/2016 2:24 PM, Frans Houweling wrote:
> If PSPP could expose a public API then developers on any platform
> would be encouraged to build little or big applications on top of it.
> Imitating SPSS to the point of copying its cathedral model seems like
> excessive zeal to me. It also exposes the developer team to this type
> of discussions and recriminations.
> As a (daytime) Windows user I apologize for our presumption, our lack
> of participation and (to Friedrich) our lack of sense of humour.
> frans


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