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Monday, June 28, 2004

More on OA to publicly-funded weather data

The National Weather Service has proposed OA to the weather data collected at taxpayer expense. According to a new Slashdot posting, Accuweather president Barry Myers is trying to mobilize the private weather forecasting industry to block the new policy and force the government to charge the public for access to its data and tools. Please comment on the new policy (by email or web form) before the June 30 deadline; the opponents of OA will be doing so.