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Saturday, March 04, 2006

More on the need for OA to European geodata

Bull_[UK], Damn the EU! Bull's Rambles, March 3, 2006.
They are at it again, it seems all the EU wants to do is suck every penny they can out of us, this time they want to pass a directive that ensures we pay twice for data, first with our taxes and second to view the data, see for more information....Now I'm usually against US policy, but this time I have to say they are far ahead of us in Europe, by allowing US and non-US citizens to access high resolution data of their country for free they shame the rest of the world, and show our governments to be money grabbing and selfish.