Well, I know there has been a lot of talk about the relationship between Grounded Theory Methodology (GTM) and ATLAS.ti, but I would like an "official" position from the software developers about it. In many discussions with other ATLAS.ti users some of them argue that:

1. ATLAS.ti was developed to suit GTM.
2. As the above is true, it is possible to use ATLAS.ti only in GTM projects.

I'm not sure about the first but I do not agree with the second.

Is there an official position about this?