[OSGeo-Discuss] OKF / OSGeo response to the consultation on opening Ordnance Survey data

Bart van den Eijnden bartvde at osgis.nl
Wed Feb 24 22:31:33 PST 2010

Hi Jo,

I am +1 on supporting this initiative.

Thanks to Schuyler for waking us up!

Best regards,

On Feb 22, 2010, at 4:26 PM, Jo Walsh wrote:

> dear all at OSGeo,
> In sending this mail I'm following the protocol for letters of support coming from OSGeo:
> http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/Protocol_for_requesting_letter_of_support
> As you may have heard, there's a public consultation running in the UK
> on options for open licensing national mapping data maintained by
> Ordnance Survey.
> There's been some discussion on the OSGeo-UK list and the Open Knowledge Foundation discuss list about a shared response to the consultation.
> Here's the basically final draft - wording could change a little.
> http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0ATJnv_t9ROmXZGN0Yjk3ampfMjBmM2ZqZnpkMg&hl=en
> The consultation outlines 3 options: 1) is Do Nothing, 2) is Open
> Everything, 3) is "staged release" of some products including postcode
> geolocations (critical in the UK as a postal code is typically less than a city block in size) and adminstrative boundaries.
> The response sets the case for a modified Option 2, all raw vector data.
> Deadline for the response is March 17th, but it would be great to
> publish it within the next week, so it can be circulated and perhaps
> have a chance of influencing others' responses.
> This would be a shared response with the Open Knowledge Foundation.
> [[During a period of 3 days (72 hours) the OSGeo community will have an opportunity to respond with comments indicating why OSGeo should or should not explicitly support the project. If more information is required that should be stated during this review period.]]
> Still accepting edits, but don't plan to change the intent of the doc.
> be well all,
> jo
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